Locating and Qualifying Global Sources (The Steps to Start or Revitalize a Global Sourcing Effort)
Anthony "Tony" A. Noë, C.P.M., A.P.P., CIRM
Anthony "Tony" A. Noë, C.P.M., A.P.P., CIRM, 417-354-0920; firstname.lastname@example.org
91st Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2006 - Minneapolis, MN
It is a small world after all, as a Disney song says. In the Sourcing arena it has never been more true. We are challenged either directly or indirectly to find that low cost supplier, where ever they might be, today. In this global search we are more and more prompted to look beyond our borders, and many times beyond the oceans to find that low cost source. Assuming we are looking for that 'holy grail' of the lowest cost and therefore are going to try countries that are new into the market place, what do we do now? What do we need in place before we start the search? How do we find a source that can supply our parts in countries we have never visited or know much about? How can we 'qualify', or at least assure ourselves of their capability 'over there'? These are questions this presentation will try and provide some answers for as we face this challenge more and more in this competitive marketplace.