Beyond Tried and True

Abstract:With much of an organization's value dependent on its product suppliers, a strong supplier audit program is essential. Organizational risk can be reduced or eliminated by effective management of suppliers, based on a systematic analysis of their delivery, response and rating. Evaluation may be influenced by the newness of a product or process, its complexity and criticality, and supplier history. An effective supplier audit demands careful planning and consideration of criteria, cooperation with supply chain professionals and open communications. Findings should rate overall risk and highlight systemic and chronic failures. Poor results can lead to working with the supplier to improve performance or downgrading the supplier to lower organizational …

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very good article with new principles. look forward to learning more from you with your extended study in supplier management field.
--Major Deng, 10-04-2018

--Ana Lopez, 06-05-2016

Lance, this is a great article, thanks for writing it. The supplier risk categorisation form has helped me see how to address this in my own organisation.
I like the way you have written this piece - it's consise, clear & relevant to the new ISO9001 standard.
Nice work!

--John , 05-15-2016

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