Part 3 of the Good Supply Practices Series
West is pleased to welcome guest blogger Dr. Marla Phillips, Director, Xavier University. This is the third installment in a four-part series on supply chain management.
At the outset of the Integrity of Supply Initiative, an assumption was that suppliers cannot consistently supply what is needed. However, it was discovered through our research that manufacturers often do not know what specifications are actually needed, do not involve suppliers in development discussions, do not explore the full expertise of suppliers, do not understand their own process well enough to know how the incoming material will impact their process, and do not ask for the process capability of their suppliers.