Gartner Research

Risky Supplier Behavior Screens

Published: 15 July 2016

ID: G00386085

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


When fulfilling customer requests suppliers often make decisions and tradeoffs that can expose their customers to significant supply risk. Even reasonable requests, such as limiting contract length or demanding faster delivery, can undermine a first-tier supplier’s ability to deliver products

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Identify the Conditions Under Which First Tier Suppliers Are Most Likely to Make Risky Trade-Offs

Ask Permission from First-Tier Suppliers to Contact Their Sub-Tier Suppliers

Interview Sub-Tier Suppliers to Learn About Decisions Made by First-Tier Suppliers That Create Hidden Supply Risk

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