We provide a specialized service to organizations that seek to merge or
align their suppliers into their Organizational Performance Management System.
The process that's refined is completely integrated and systematic in nature.
This includes training the proper staff within the organization, as well
as the suppliers; developing a plan for implementation; assisting the organization
to determine the high-priority products or services critical to the organization's
success; focusing on the deployment of those products or services to the
proper teams to improve supplier products, services, and processes; and
feedback about the performance of the supplier. Also included is the development
of a Strategic Supplier Alignment Model that is deployed to the key suppliers
and which is also used to develop a Supplier Strategic Scorecard as well
as a Purchasing Strategic Scorecard. These metrics are linked so as to develop
a cause and effect relationship between the performance of the suppliers
and the performance of Purchasing and of the Buying Organization as a whole.
The system is based on experience with a Deming Prize winning company as
well as research and experience with other organizations.
Alignment is offered to determine which are the
suppliers that best align to the Organization's Key Business Drivers.
Quality Management Performance-based contracts
are developed with key metrics and quality requirements to become
part of a systematic feedback methodology that can be used to continuously
identify and improve the highest priority cross-organizational processes
as well as internal processes that the supplier's products are used
Processing and Improvement We have often found
that some of the biggest hurdles facing a truly well integrated Supply
Chain is not just the selection of suppliers and their logistics and
quality, but rather the processes that Purchasing uses on a regular
basis to conduct business. Often these become deterrents in building
long-term win-win relationships with suppliers. We work with your
management team to analyze and improve these processes for the benefit
of the Buying Organization as well as the Supply Chain. This may encompass
simple process changes such as authorization requirements to the most
difficult integration of E-Business or ERP systems.