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Start Smart With a Formalized Supplier Onboarding Program in 4 Easy Steps

Published: 28 October 2017

ID: G00336435

Analyst(s): Laurel Lippay


Successful sourcing strategies begin with the first interaction with a new supplier. To ensure supplier relationship expectations are met, supply chain leaders responsible for sourcing and procurement should use this research for developing a formalized supplier onboarding program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Document Core Date During Registration Phase
  • Step 2: Implement a Formalized Supplier Onboarding Program Based on Segmented-Supplier Strategy
  • Step 3: Measure Supplier Performance Management
  • Step 4: Communicate Results for Transparency, Performance and Change Management Success

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