This title provides practical advice to facilitate the successful implementation and assessment of partnering arrangements. It discusses the strategies and mechanisms through which partnering can be achieved, demonstrating these issues with case studies. The book includes proforma assessment tools, by which all stakeholders in the supply chain can set up and evaluate collaborative working practices and presents the findings of BSRIA research on partnering. Main section headings are - getting started, partnering strategy, mechanisms, the tools, and supporting research. Questionnaires used to collect research data form appendices.