Critical Supplier Review & Development
Our third-party review of your critical suppliers brings value to both you and your most important suppliers. After working with your team to identify the key measures of success to customize our review framework, we work with your suppliers to ensure tight collaboration and ensure that their capacity, capabilities, and communication is aligned with your mutual goals. Our results from our Critical Supplier Development typically leads to significantly improved supplier quality, delivery, and cost. Both parties save significant money, which both strengthens the position of both companies and improves collaboration. After all, don’t you prefer to work with those customers that make you the most money?
Supply Chain Alignment
Let us help you identify the right suppliers for your business. Often overseas suppliers are not the best answer or perhaps should be only part of your solution. Sole sources of critical supplies may need to be realigned to include multiple sources. Is the entire impact and cost of your supplier choices fully booked into the cost and impact on your business? Would a local supplier collaboration result in faster deliveries, lower inventory costs, improved logistics, rapid customization or configuration to meet customer needs, or even lower production costs? Our experienced outside perspective helps clients align their supply chain strategy with their forward-looking business strategy.
Sometimes the right answer is not found outside the company, but rather inside. When the right answer is not to outsource but rather to insource, we can help stand up an hybrid organization from your organization and our engineering and manufacturing teams to develop the in-house capability, validate the engineering, production, information systems, and customer response before you fill out your entire team. Once validated, clients backfill those roles we have stood up and move to a full-rate implementation. It is a low-cost way, to work out complete solutions, something like rent before you buy.