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Smart Materials Training Stream 10.2

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An appropriate sourcing strategy is an integral part of effective material management. This involves maintaining a database of supplier information, as well as ensuring that there is a robust evaluation process in place to select the best supplier.

The goal at this stage is to identify a list of potential suppliers and select the final suppliers during the RFQ process.

Sourcing strategy and purchasing at a glance

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Manage supplier information

Maintaining a database of potential suppliers is an integral part of effective material management. However, maintaining such a database requires frequent update of critical information as well as registering new suppliers on a recurring basis.

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Manage inquiries

Creating an inquiry with required information is often the first step towards fulfilling the material requirement. It ensures that only qualified suppliers participate in the bidding process and often saves time during finalizing the agreement.

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Create and maintain agreements

Proper agreement with the appropriate clauses provides the foundation for effective engagement between both the parties. They also become the basis for subsequent planning and monitoring activities.

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