Supplier evaluation

The supplier evaluation serves to systematically assess the performance of suppliers/supplier structures based on defined characteristics. The first goal of the supplier evaluation is to pre-select suppliers in order to be able to reduce the number of possible suppliers in the subsequent award process. Another focus is on optimizing supplier relationships, among other things in order to optimize the products, production resources or services to be procured with regard to company-specific defined characteristics. Common criteria for supplier evaluation include the ppm rate (parts per million), price, quantity and deadline compliance, innovation capability and, increasingly, the supplier's value orientation. The supplier evaluation (in a utility analysis) is followed by a classification according to A, B and C suppliers. A suppliers are given preference, possibly because they have offered the highest delivery quality in the past. From a QET perspective, the supplier's mission statement and value orientation must be included in the evaluation.

See also: Value orientation; Quality management; Fair trade; Global sourcing Reference to QET guidelines: Q10 Networks; Q08 Product management; Q12 Quality management; E01 Business ethics; E02 Trust; E18 Fair trade; E19 Ecology; T10 Suppliers; T11 Marketing

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