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Supplier Intelligence - Optimizing the Supplier Visit


Michels, William L.
William L. Michels, CEO, ADR North America, LLC, 734-930-5070,

93rd Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2008 - St. Louis, MO

If used effectively, the supplier visit can provide intelligence about the process, supplier, market, cost, supply chain and industry. If done incorrectly, it can be an opportunity for the supplier to manipulate the visit to hide opportunities for cost and value improvement and process flaws. The supplier visit is a tool that is often not optimized and fails to deliver its full potential. This workshop provides tools for maximizing this opportunity to assure that both intelligence and value are captured and that there is a structure for a formal supplier relationship.

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