Gartner Research

Supplier Poor Performance Escalation Path

Published: 11 January 2017

ID: G00361123

Analyst(s): Quality Research Team


In this research, we answer the question "What is a good escalation path and governance structure for poor supplier performance?" Leading Quality and Procurement organizations typically have a 3- to 5-step escalation path based on the level of internal stakeholder and supplier effort required to fix underlying issues. For each step of the escalation path, managers designate specific objectives, resources required, and owners.

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