Supplier Management, One Voice to the Supplier

Supplier Management, One Voice to the Supplier

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

Supplier Score Card, Benchmarking Supplier Performance

Supplier Score Card, Benchmarking Supplier Performance

Supplier Score-Carding is a continuous improvement tool that manages suppliers through benchmarking, and is a core enabler of the supplier sourcing strategy and the supplier matrix.

Supplier Matrix, Define the Supplier Network Capability and Capacity

Supplier Matrix, Define the Supplier Network Capability and Capacity

Building and improving a reliable supplier matrix that supports business and category objectives is a critical tool in driving a sustainable sourcing strategy.

Explain the Development and Production Process to know gaps in the Supplier Process

Explain the Development and Production Process to know gaps in the Supplier Process

There are three different platforms to sourcing products.  Buying organisations need to define what their business model is and how their process operates, never expect the supplier 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

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.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.

MOU – Intellectual Property Agreement

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?