Once a supplier/partner is formally approved, ensure they are listed on the organization's list of approved suppliers. The approved suppliers list should be made available to all points where its use is expected. This may require updating of electronic databases or the reissuance of paper documents. Approved suppliers shall be identified with their specific product and system capabilities (e.g., heat treat, castings, electronics).
As required, ensure supplier/partners have access to the approved supplier listing and are utilizing only those sub-tier suppliers who are on the list. As work is resourced throughout the supplier base, ensure each sub-tier supplier has procedures in place to ensure only approved suppliers are utilized.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Ability to ensure approved suppliers/partners are listed on the organization's list of approved suppliers. Ability to ensure the scope and limitations of supplier/partner approvals are well defined. Ability to assess existing processes to determine if approved suppliers lists are made available to all points where its use is expected (includes throughout the value-stream).