Supply Chain Solutions No.46 – Explain the Development and Production Process to know gaps in the Vendor Process

Supply Chain Solutions No.46 – Explain the Development and Production Process to know gaps in the Vendor Process

There are three core business models sourcing products. Buying organisations need to define what their business model is and how their process operates, never expect the vendor will understand your business model and process.

Supply Chain Solutions No.44 – Get it in Writing

Supply Chain Solutions No.44 – Get it in Writing

During the course of engaging a new vendor regarding future endeavours, the scope of services and deliverables through to pricing must be clearly recorded in writing

Supply Chain Solutions No.37 – Supplier Management, One Voice to the Supplier

Supply Chain Solutions No.37 – Supplier Management, One Voice to the Supplier

In small or large international organisations, it is important to define a single contact window which is responsible for Supplier Management.

Supply Chain Solutions No.36 – Supplier Scorecard

Supply Chain Solutions No.36 – Supplier Scorecard

Been able to effectively manage suppliers in a matrix environment can be complicated as departments and individuals will have a different opinion of which vendor is right for their organisation and business needs.

Supply Chain Solutions No.34 – Supplier Onboarding

Supply Chain Solutions No.34 – Supplier Onboarding

Sourcing and on boarding new suppliers is a process that needs to be systematic to ensure all requirements exist to be able to deliver all key business deliverables and future business success.

Supply Chain Solutions No.31 – The Supplier is only as good as the information you give them

Supply Chain Solutions No.31 – The Supplier is only as good as the information you give them

Why doesn’t this Chinese supplier listen to what I said or follow the instruction sheet?

Supply Chain Solutions No.30 – Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain Solutions No.30 – Strategic Sourcing

Strategic sourcing is the continual improvement and re-evaluation of your vendor matrix. The vendor matrix defines a group of vendors capable of meeting business procurement objectives across category spend, capacity, quality, and sustainability.

Supply Chain Solutions No.28 – MOU – Intellectual Property Agreement

Supply Chain Solutions No.28 – MOU – Intellectual Property Agreement

This document serves as an MOU IP agreement example for any business engaging a Chinese entity in a development project for consumer goods. The MOU sets the tone for sharing IP under one product and the rights of each party.

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.22 – Shared vision, value driven attitude and adaptable, does that equal the perfect Supplier?

Supply Chain Solutions No.22 – Shared vision, value driven attitude and adaptable, does that equal the perfect Supplier?

There are the different reason why sourcing activities need to take place, be it market research, business growth and capacity expansion, market risk and diversification or replacement of existing underperforming vendors.