To understand where production/servicing capacity resides in the supplier/partner base. This requires recent assessment of supplier/partner workload and an accurate understanding of their total production capacity.
To the extent a supplier/partner intends to outsource work to sub-tiers, it must be understood their capability and capacity to oversee the performance of sub-tier suppliers.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Ability to assess the production/servicing capacity in the supplier/partner base. Ability to review various data inputs to determine supplier/partner capacity. Ability to determine the effects of material shortages on production/serving capacity. Ability to determine the effects of additional work load in the supplier/partner base on overall capacity. Ability to document the results of supplier/partner work scope capacity assessments.