Assess and Transition
Decide what sort of suppliers are going to match your needs. What vendor skills and experience are important to you? Does it make sense to invest in a foreign facility or build your own, and when? At this stage you may wish to make a first cut analysis of some vendors to develop a transition plan. Please take a look at our Supplier Development Checklist.
We can help smoothen your transition from in-country or other-country sourcing to the new source in the following ways:
- Planning for inventory redundancies during the transition
- Engineering know-how transfer, quality management including inspection services and logistics support
- Issue resolution if surprises happen