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Internal Conflict of Interest in Managing Suppliers

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Dear Covers,

I'm currently attached in Supplier Quality Department, which under top-level (assembly) operation. We have also has plastic molding operations,total of 5 plants for plastic operation and each of them have own IQC department. The accountability of plastic IQC is held under their own QA and issues managed by themselves. Top-level SQE will be managing overall incoming issues and monitor the performance of each supplier through score cards. Recently, there is a demand from plastic operation which wants top-level SQE to take accountability for all plastic incoming issues and also need to support incoming issues arise.

I need some advise from the experts, is it good to manage both or else?
 
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Re: Conflict of interest in managing suppliers.

Hello

The scenario you will be facing is not uncommon. Managing IQC and supplier control are processes that are related to each other and IMHO is not a conflict of interest situation.
 

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I think that placing power and responsibility in an upper level tends to neutralize the mid-level position unless it is designed not to.

While I am all for upper management keeping an overall view of things and taking action where needed, such a thing should not replace local supplier control if local supplier control is appropriate. It is pretty much one or the other.
:2cents:
 
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