International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

Use of ISO 9000 and Baldridge Award Criteria in Supplier Quality Evaluation Members Only Content

Purchasing and materials managers are increasingly concerned with ISO 9000 registration, both as a prerequisite for participation in global markets and in supplier selection. The ISO 9000 guidelines link certification requirements to quality-related corporate issues, and can be used as a screening tool for companies when assessing a supplier's process conformance. However, many important areas of quality management are not addressed by ISO 9000. The Malcolm Baldrige Award criteria, on the other hand, provide a comprehensive framework within which to conduct an evaluation of suppliers' quality systems.

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