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Supplier Certification: Taking the Plunge, A Model to Live By Members Only Content

Most of the early work in supplier certification was in the high-volume, hardware industries. They provide some of the most well-developed models to follow. But, the process of certification has been expanded to include any size company from all sectors of business. Company supplier certification successes range from food processing to logging to the pure services such as transportation and data entry. The traditional issues of capability and process flows have become issues of consistency, timeliness, and accuracy. The definitions of specifications through drawings have become discussions of expected performance factors. One series of steps developed by a company purchasing services such as security, cafeterias, and grounds maintenance follows:

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