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Relying on Suppliers - Most Quality and Warranty problems are caused by Suppliers

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lihong

#1
Downside
Most quality and warranty problems are caused by suppliers
To deal with unreliable suppliers, companies need to have multiple suppliers for every item
In the past, companies dealt with this through vertical integration (everything in-house)
 
L

lihong

#2
Relying on Suppliers 2

Upside
Lower cost
Flexibility
Better quality
More expertise
Core competency
 
L

lihong

#3
Supplier Selection

Certification
By customer
By industry standard (eg. ISO 9000, ISO/TS 16949)
Evaluation based on:
Management
Product design
Manufacturing
Quality
Data management
Performance results
 

EthanLoh

Involved In Discussions
#6
IMHO, blaming a supplier for quality issue is only a short term solution.
Suppliers should be viewed as part of the family. As a legal manufacturer, the company will be held accountable for the finished product.
 
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