Analyse things carefully
You need to ask yourself some vital questions before you start anything. You have to know if you supply something that you have a monopoly in, and the Carnival cruise lines cannot get it anywhere else. Moreover, if the quality and prices of your supplies are superior than that of their current suppliers, provisioning agreement or long-standing deal. Also whether you have the legal and customs clearances to supply your products to the cruise.
Planning and strategy
Know the seriousness of the role of a Carnival cruise lines supplier need to meet when you get a contract. You will have to supply goods to not only a single ship but a whole fleet with docking rights all over the globe. As a result, you should already designate a good transportation system to provide supplies to all boats in time and also possess warehouses in various areas.
Contact the management
Get in touch with the vice president of global supply chain and manager of technical purchasing for Carnival cruise lines. You will need to give a presentation to these heads overseeing this side of the business irrespective of whether your goods consist of carpet, desk chairs, bedding, food preparation items or plumbing fixtures.
You will be allocated to a buyer that will handle the tasks for assessing and maintaining checks on total life cycle costs for the product you will be supplying. You should be ready to work within the framework of Carnival cruise lines’ five-year or more strategic plan and wait to land the contract.