Organizations that are unaware of their supplier’s true capabilities cannot
optimize quality or implement cost reductions to the fullest extent possible.
Site visits enable organizations to determine the true capabilities of their
suppliers and to identify areas for cost reduction and quality improvement.
Organizations source the products and services they need from various
suppliers. Identifying suppliers who have the capability to provide effective
services is an activity that requires careful planning. Visiting their sites
is an effective way to identify a supplier’s capabilities and to build
strategic relationships with key suppliers. Well-organized site visits allow
you to collect vital information and to identify areas for cost reduction and
This course focuses on identifying the elements of an effective site visit
plan. It also identifies ways to gather information for site visits. In
addition, it lists the considerations for visiting supplier sites and states
the factors to analyze after concluding a site visit.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Identify the details to include in a supplier site visit plan.
Identify ways to gather information for a site visit.
List the considerations for visiting supplier sites.
State the factors to analyze after a supplier site visit.