I hope that you have enjoyed the article “8 Supplier Selection Criteria & The SHoCC.”As you can see there are a lot of questions that should be asked and decisions to be made when determining the optimal mix of constraints and sourcing selection criteria for each sourcing project. Too few criteria may result in a poor sourcing decision, while too many criteria may make finding a supplier more difficult.
To ensure that you are getting the right answers to the questions that you’re asking, make sure that you’ve assembled a suitable sourcing team. A post by Charles on eSourcing Forum entitled “Don’t Be The Sourcing Lone Ranger” addresses how to build such a sourcing team.
So remember, a few extra steps when it comes to building a sourcing team and establishing your Sourcing Hierarchy of Constraints & Criteria will go a long way in increasing the likelihood that your sourcing process will be successful.
Best of luck on your next sourcing project!
To Your Career,
Megan Tyrseck, SPSM
Sr. Marketing & External Relations Coordinator
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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