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Supplier Innovation Partner Selection Criteria

Published: 04 January 2017

ID: G00385975

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


The two main criteria to judge a supplier’s value as an innovation partner are the degree to which: (1) they are innovative; and (2) their goals are aligned to your needs. Given that supplier innovativeness can be subjective, we suggest evaluating suppliers against hard metrics such as total idea pipeline and output success.

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Evaluating a Supplier’s Innovativeness

Evaluating Supplier Innovation Alignment

Sharing Assessment with Suppliers on a Quarterly Basis

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