Six Sigma in Purchasing - How to apply Six Sigma Techniques to Supplier Management

On several occasions, we've had the chance to present how to use six sigma to individuals whose role included managing a company's supply line.  Included in the Supply Line Management processes are; supply strategy management, qualification, selection, purchasing (transactional processing), performance monitoring, supplier auditing & review, and supplier recognition.  The attached resource provides an overview of each process, the six sigma tools that can help to perform the process more efficiently and effectively, and case studies that provide examples of how the six sigma tools were used.

The attached resource covers:

  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • A Supplier Management Process
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • Supplier Qualification
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring
  • Supplier Auditing
  • Supplier Review
  • Supplier Recognition
  • Additional References

In each section we talk about the work performed in the section's process and a few of the six sigma tools that enable doing that work better.  In many cases we provide case studies to further demonstrate how the six sigma tools can be utilized.

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