How to: Integrate suppliers

from purchasing.com

Robert Wagner, vice president, procurement services at Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio, says integrating new suppliers into your supply chains requires four things:  1. Dedicated resources; 2. Very good communication. 3. Internal stakeholder involvement; and 4. A clear picture of the supplier’s role in integration defined as early as the contracting stage.

Wagner manages Cardinal’s indirect spend and says introducing new suppliers is a very big priority for his organization and an often overlooked step in the strategic sourcing process.

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