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- Why should I care about supplier quality
and delivery performance?
There are a tremendous amount of profit dollars lost as a
result of poor supplier quality and delivery performance.
The profit leakage goes right to the bottom line of the balance
sheet. Improving supplier performance plugs the profit leakage
- What does grading my suppliers offer me?
Aberdeen Group found an average cost savings of 26.6% for
companies that implemented supplier performance measurement
systems. Smoother internal procurement and manufacturing
operations occurred, and suppliers better understood their
performance expectations and accomplishments.
- Where does the data for GradeCard® come
Data used to grade supplier performance comes from automatically
downloaded in-house information system(s). Quality product
rejections and defects are the only data added manually.
- Is data in my information system modified by GradeCard®?
data exported from your in-house information system and never
sends information back to the in-house system. All data flow
is one way from the in-house system to the GradeCard® database.
In this way, information is always in sync with enterprise
company data behind a secure information firewall.
- How long does it take to implement GradeCard®?
Implementation of GradeCard®, which includes
on-site staff training, requires a total of two weeks once
a data interface is developed.
- May I view/compare supplier performance across my enterprise?
Yes. The GradeCard® system offers the ability
to globally view and compare supplier performance, spending
levels, and purchase price variance data among and between company plant
sites. Individual installations of GradeCard® across
an enterprise of plant sites may be linked to provide management
with an eagle’s view of supplier quality, delivery
and financial performance.