As you might know, the Matsource team visited the UK Metals Expo a few weeks back, which was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet with old friends in the metals industry and meet new ones, all while learning about the latest innovations in the UK market.
This got us thinking…
The expo was a great example of how face-to-face communication is as effective as ever. That said, online communications remain equally important given you’re probably reading this on LinkedIn or on our website!
It’s clear that making use of digital channels can open your business to wider audiences which can be of huge value. On that basis, it’s not surprising that hybrid models have become prevalent in all business areas these days – because you get the best of both worlds.
The exact same is true with Matsource. It’s a platform that enables businesses to procure materials online and gives suppliers the ability to extend their customer base virtually.
But that’s not to say that Matsource replaces personal interactions between suppliers and customers. In fact, the best applications of Matsource are where companies use the platform to enhance and complement existing operations – making a hybrid procurement strategy a robust business approach.
While Matsource is a digital platform (making it easy to deliver demonstrations virtually), experience has shown us that face-to-face is the best way to introduce what it can do initially… then move to virtual meetings for any follow ups – another great example of why hybrid models can work well for business!
Nick Robbins, Director