Had an interesting conversation the other day with a rep that is still causing me a great deal of reflection on where I am and where I am going with my business. One of the topics was about the number of suppliers framers use. Specifically, moulding suppliers. Counting up I find that I use 8 suppliers (nine of you count the Victor spinoff chop service) as well as 2 or 3 local distributors at various times and for various amounts. My rationale is that each has something different to offer that helps my sample wall look a little different from the guy down the street. What's the thoughts of the board on this subject? Is fewer better? Is there money to be saved, headaches to be avoided by using fewer suppliersd and do the advantages outweigh the supposed pluses?