Developing Suppliers in a Lean Environment - Supplier Competency Model

Author(s):

Marks, MBA, Bryon S.
Bryon S. Marks, MBA, Divisional Supply Chain Manager, Eaton Corporation, 517/960-5410; bryonsmarks@eaton.com
Barkman, M.S., C.P.M., Sandra
Sandra Barkman, M.S., C.P.M., Senior Procurement Agent, The University of Michigan, 734/615-5961; sbarkman@umich.edu

92nd Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2007 - Las Vegas, NV
Abstract

What does it take for suppliers to integrate into your lean environment? Reach to your suppliers with collaborative expectations. Work collaboratively to define waste elimination goals. Define supplier competencies using an assessment tool. Rate your suppliers' integration into your organization's goals. Determine next steps for improving your lean supply chain.

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