Do you provide training to ensure your buyers have the necessary skills to work with quality suppliers outside of Ireland that are capable of supplying raw material to company standards? Does your training include:
Draw up policies to cover all aspects of these important areas. Provide your team with the skills to monitor the on-time delivery of every supplier and the stability of the suppliers business. Finally, where tooling at the supplier is paid for by the company, ensure it is only being used for your company. Again training may be required for reading drawings and ensuring they have latest revision.
Are you confident your company has the skills required to get the best rates from purchasing? A purchasing consultant could help you get your company the best rates.