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Strategic supplier management increases productivity, eliminates ineffective processes and substantially boosts a company's bottom line.
Drawing from her experience at Nokia and using real business examples, the author details the importance of careful analysis to understand and maximize relationships with suppliers and help your company minimize risk and improve profitability.
Why current and potential suppliers should be analyzed
How to choose the suppliers to be analyzed
How to create a corporate analysis
How to investigate the financial figures
How to analyze qualitative factors
The book also has valuable tools and templates for performing accurate and practical evaluations--both corporate and financial.
In a nutshell, the book provides the readers with the means to uncover valuable information about their suppliers, lets them make better supply chain decisions while limiting risks and improving their company's operational and financial health.
Table of Contents
Part One: A Strategy For Analyzing Your Suppliers
Chapter 1 Why Analyze Your Suppliers?
Chapter 2 Choosing Which Suppliers to Analyze
Part Two: Components of A Corporate Analysis of Suppliers
Chapter 3 Creating a Corporate Analysis
Chapter 4 Investigating What is Behind Financial Figures
Chapter 5 Analyzing Qualitative Factors
Part Three: Examples
Chapter 6 Using Analyzing Tools and Useful Templates
Chapter 7 Studying Examples
Appendix For More Information
Appendix 1 Useful Sources of Information for Analyzing Suppliers
Appendix 2 Free-of-Charge Information
Appendix 3 Credit-Rating Agencies
Appendix 4 Online Services
Appendix 5 Banks--Brokerage Reports
Appendix 6 Company Information