CHS Preferred Supplier program has three distinct categories:
• Strategic Supplier – Suppliers critical to the success of CHS. This small group of suppliers provide strategic leadership, innovation and creativity to advance the goals of CHS.
• Preferred Supplier – Suppliers with which CHS has entered into specific agreements in specific supply categories detailing volume discounts, delivery commitments and other key elements that sets these suppliers apart from approved suppliers. Preferred suppliers are generally the first call for products and services.
• Approved Supplier – Suppliers approved for doing business with CHS in the general course of doing business. Approved suppliers are the second or third in line for products or services.