Our company has an approved vendors list which contains EVERY supplier we currently have. Our procedures state that we are able to use a supplier once (in an emergency) without them being place on the list. We want to change our procedures to state that " suppliers that affect our product" will be on the approved vendors list. We find ourselfs spending alot of time trying to get suppliers who have very little impact on our final product to fill out our questionairre. An example of these suppliers would be the gas station we may buy fuel from for our trucks while on the road or Tim Hortons where we buy our employees donuts on Saturdays. I know that every supplier does effect the final product wether the affect was cheering up the employees Saturday which in turn they produce a better product. Where is the line drawn? Do we decide?