Supplier Onboarding

Supplier Onboarding

On-Boarding, new suppliers is a process of accessing capability and capacity to meet the business demand of the sourcing strategy / supplier matrix as a result of product category introduction, expansion or existing supplier risk.   

Supply Chain Solutions No.32 – Supplier Deception

Supply Chain Solutions No.32 – Supplier Deception

When a seller lies about who they are, have cash flow challenges temporarily disrupting supply or goes into bankrupcy crippling the supply chain, the business effects can also be devastating due to losing sales and customer reputation.

Supply Chain Solutrions No.27 – Supplier Payment Terms

Supply Chain Solutrions No.27 – Supplier Payment Terms

Having the best-fit payment terms is an important part of the supplier management process, but what are the best payment terms for my business when working with Asian apparel suppliers?

Supply Chain Solutions No.26 – Downstream Supplier Management

Supply Chain Solutions No.26 – Downstream Supplier Management

Do you only evaluate the seller shipping or delivering the goods to your door or do you manage the full supply chain to reduce risk and build brand integrity?

Supply Chain Solutions No.25 – Is GUT based Supplier Sourcing Rational?

Supply Chain Solutions No.25 – Is GUT based Supplier Sourcing Rational?

When evaluating suppliers, both services orientated and manufacturing, when you first meet the potential vendor and based on the immediate surrounding your gut forms a first impression.

Supply Chain Solutions No.21 – Start Small, Trial all New Suppliers

Supply Chain Solutions No.21 – Start Small, Trial all New Suppliers

When starting business with a new supplier think of them as a new employee, they can have a vast amount of experience in the given product category but they will be unfamiliar with your buyer’s process and methodology, they will need to need to go through an induction trial period so both buy and seller develop a solid business understanding.

Supplier Code of Conduct and Social Accountability

Supplier Code of Conduct and Social Accountability

The Vendor Code of Conducts intend is to ensure all vendors who manufacture your brands apparel or fashion product met a minimum level of Social Accountability and Compliance. The Code of Conduct is a means to constitute an agreement with the vendor that they will meet a minimum standard within the Code and Conduct and are responsible to constantly maintain that standard within their organisation.

Supply Chain Solutions No.12 – Supplier Risk Assessment

Supply Chain Solutions No.12 – Supplier Risk Assessment

Ensureing there is the correct level of quality managment and compliance to manage your supply chain, achieve business and brand value is critical in todays ever competitive market. Are you or your team prequalifing suppliers to ensure quality and social compliance goals are achieved?

Supply Chain Solutions No.11 – Are the Suppliers Sample and Development facilities capable of meeting your Product Mix?

Supply Chain Solutions No.11 – Are the Suppliers Sample and Development facilities capable of meeting your Product Mix?

There is a substantial number of small to medium manufacturers that are not geared to handling a high product mix in sampling and development. Understand the supplier’s sampling output per month versus your demand.

Supply Chain Solutions No.10 – High Mix Low Quantity Vs Low Mix High Quantity Supplier Selection

Supply Chain Solutions No.10 – High Mix Low Quantity Vs Low Mix High Quantity Supplier Selection

If your company produces multiple product styles per year, and the quantity is low versus a company that produces high volume that is replenished for either short or longer term periods, the capability and capacity need of the manufacturing facility will be different.