Last week we started talking about supplier evaluation. Check out our last post on this topic and our series on supplier’s delivery-times to further understand the connection between these two topics and keep optimizing your processes!
So, we already talked about who needs to do a supplier evaluation, and the different certifications that a company can get. We also mentioned the reasons why you would want to do it. But … how the hell do you do it? And how can you minimize the amount of time and money you spend every year on this topic that seems to scare a lot of people of?
How is it done?
It depends. Very roughly explained, your company will have to decide which method and which assessment criteria to use for the evaluation. What is mandatory for you and, what you can choose from, will again, depend on which certificate you are trying to get and which industry you belong to (in the case of the automotive industry for example).
Methods and Criteria
To give you an idea, some of the methods you could choose from are: