Category: Supplier

Selecting suppliers using a grid analysis

Let’s say you need to find a manufacturer for a new product.  It’s easy to look at the cost and weigh heavily in that direction.  However, this often results in regrets later when shipment delays and other quality issues occur. A useful quality tool for making such decisions is the Grid Analysis.  It allows you to effectively compare various options using factors that can be weighted to adjust for relevance. Example: A 3rd party quality provider has provided systems audits relating to three options you are considering for manufacturing in China.  You’ve determined the most critical decision factors include: Quality …