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Supplier Development Consulting Services

The following outline is an example of a typical Supplier Development project:

Supplier Operational Assessment
  • Manufacturing Systems and Process Analysis
  • Quality Management Systems Review
  • Materials and Logistics Efficiency Analysis
  • New Product Development Processes
  • Leadership and Human Infrastructure
  • IT Systems and Support
Supplier Improvement Plan Development
  • Detailed Review with Leadership Team
  • Consensus on the Gaps and Priorities
  • Focused Improvement Plan with Baseline Metrics Established and Goals Set
  • Phased Plan Roll-out
  • Pilot Project or Model Area Selection for Deployment
Base Line Metrics Established
  • Zone Control Plan Broken Down by Zone
  • Drive the Pilot Project
  • Measure the Impact of Actions on the Data.
  • Work the Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA) Plan and Use Data to Drive the Team
  • Use Team Developed Metrics to Identify Problems and Drive Sustainable Improvements
  • Pilot Project Used to Teach Leadership and Front-line Team
  • Coach and Train
  • Transition Model Area to Plant Control
  • Sustain the Gains and Expand the Project
  • Shift to Transition and Monitor


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