Tag: suppliers

Breaking up with suppliers is easy?

A recent blog post caught our attention. Is breaking up with suppliers easier than we think, even if it’s done “with tact, sensitivity and an appropriate level of empathy?” Our answer is no. It’s not easy at all. Is it necessary? Sometimes. According to the article, little value is placed on …

Connecting Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility

An article we recently contributed to ASQ’s Quality Management Forum (Winter 2017) connects Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility (SR). “Edward Freeman described Stakeholder Theory as a proactive approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Looking outward to groups or individuals impacted by an organization’s activities, Stakeholder Theory encourages organizations to identify …

Verifying Suppliers… What You Want To Know

As a follow-up to an an article we posted in March, we wanted to go into more specifics regarding on-site supplier verification. As noted, it’s not always cost effective to do a comprehensive ISO based or general QMS audit for each supplier you’re considering working with. But, there are basic …