The Suppliers tab is to be found under People in the main menu.

To add a new supplier, click on 'Add a supplier'.

The list of suppliers looks as follows:

As you can see, you can define an email address for each supplier, you can assign labels to him, you can rate his work and you can define his availability. 

There is also a star on he left of each line in the list. You can click on it to pin a supplier at the top of the list.

To see all the details of a supplier, click on his name.

The Edit button allows you to edit the details of the supplier and to manage his labels. 

The labels can be used here e.g. to specify the domain of expertise of the supplier. You will then be able to generate interesting reports about your suppliers by filtering on the labels.

You can also add notes about the supplier. 

To change the rating of a supplier (indicating the quality of his work), simply click on the little stars next to his name in the supplier's details.

To manage the services provided by this supplier, click on 'Services' in the menu on the left. Here you can enter a new service for the supplier and define its rate and the matches (if the supplier works with matches).

To manage the availability of the supplier, click on 'Availability' in the menu on the left. Here you can add, edit and delete periods of unavailability for the supplier, defining the start date, the end date and the reason the supplier is unavailable (holidays, illness, etc.). Entering these periods of unavailability in the system will help you find more easily the right supplier for your jobs.

You can also add files concerning the supplier, using the 'Files' tab in the menu on the left. All the important documents can be stored at one place so you can easily find them back. To add a file for a supplier, click on 'Select file...'. You can choose from Dropbox, Google Drive and your computer. Note that LSP.expert will never overwrite any file, so if you upload a new version of a file, the system will always keep a trace of the old one.

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