Supply Chain Management – The Dark Side 2001-01-1324
OEM’s historically carried the burden of assessing supplier competencies to ensure continual supply and protect value for all involved in the supply chain. Now, the responsibility for assessing supplier capabilities lies more with the Tier 1 supplier. There is great learning in the technologies involved in assessing the viability of the supply base. Failure to manage the suppliers’ capabilities may lead to undue exposure of risks in supply or financial options. Conway MacKenzie & Dunleavy has developed programs at the OEMs and major Tier 1 suppliers to systematically assess and manage their diverse suppliers.