Company B, an anonymous US manufacturer, measured its supply base by the total number of suppliers per total number of dollars or as average dollars spent per supplier, and consequently set a goal to reduce suppliers. Risks associated with the reduction were identified and a supply base rationalization plan for each of its commodities was…

BPIR Categories

2.5.4 Identify and manage risks
5.2.1 Select suppliers/outsourced contractors
13.1 Develop and manage supplier/customer partnerships

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