Supplier Evaluation Worksheet

Supplier

Understanding the state of your current and potential suppliers is invaluable when it comes to setting up a strong value chain. Far too often companies are caught off guard by supplier problems and end up facing the wrath of customers as a result. This supplier evaluation worksheet template is a great way to keep track…

Purchasing Portfolio

Purchasing-Portfolio

Purchasing power has often been used as a strategic tool to deny competitors access or ability to manufacture or introduce certain products. The ability of a large firm to buy enormous quantities of a strategic resource has been a significant barrier to entry for many competing firms. For example Apple has often used it’s purchasing clout to…

Purchasing Classification

Purchasing-Classification

To be able to understand your supply chain is extremely important when it comes to determining which manufacturing or retailing strategies would be most appropriate for your organization. The importance of understanding the strategic supply chain became very apparent when Japan suffered a catastrophic earthquake which disrupted many of the world’s largest organizations. There are…