Supplier Segmentation Toolkit

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Audit Supplier Segmentation: design and develop specifications, application code, test, and debug complex programs, taking into consideration infrastructure capacity and systems limitations, to meet Performance Standards.

More Uses of the Supplier Segmentation Toolkit:

  • Provide accountability for supplier selection and Quality Standards as per given Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Develop, manage, and measure supplier performance for multiple facilities leading suppliers in continued cost negotiations, Cost Reduction, and cost containment considerations, Risk Mitigation and value improvement for lowest total cost.

  • Support purchasing team to strategically source parts by auditing, reviewing and assessing supplier Manufacturing Processes and Quality Management Systems.

  • Modify/update internal specifications to match manufactured goods and reconcile with supplier specifications.

  • Coordinate Supplier Segmentation: work in accordance with the group procurement Operating model, Group Policies and standards, the SBU Procurement Activities from category strategy development to contract, implementation and Supplier Management.

  • Analyze initial supplier performance and processes for potential Supply Chain impact downstream of pre production process.

  • Ensure positive actions are taken to encourage growth, technical development, and improved Interpersonal Skills across supplier development and capabilities.

  • Confirm your business utilizes specialized technical know how to drive a variety of Supplier Quality areas under the guidance of the Plant Quality Management.

  • Represent contract Manufacturing Operations on new supplier startups, commercialization /New Product Development projects to achieve project costs, quality and timelines.

  • Ensure you involve; lead supplier Quality Management process implementation to assure Product Development, manufacturing, and sales and service functions have the resources necessary to achieve Business Objectives.

  • Ensure your team assess supplier portfolio, current and potential uses, evaluates enterprise roadmap to identify future needs, and establishes strategies to optimize.

  • Confirm your design facilitates early supplier involvement in part design process to ensure lowest total cost parts that suppliers are capable of manufacturing in a consistent manner.

  • Be certain that your operation assess engine components and tools, supplier Quality Systems, supplier selection, and Strategic Sourcing process development with the objective of overall Quality Improvement and resolution of Supplier Quality issues.

  • Be accountable for establishing New Product Launch timelines, driving improved supplier performance and improving manufacturing relationships.

  • Supervise Supplier Segmentation: partner with supplier engagement management to develop and implement methods to measure suppliers to drive continuous Performance Improvement.

  • Supervise Supplier Segmentation: mentor and lead assigned categories to support sourcing and Supplier Management while driving Cost Savings and Continuous Improvement initiatives.

  • Assure your strategy assess engine components and tools, supplier Quality Systems, supplier selection, and Strategic Sourcing process development with the objective of overall Quality Improvement and resolution of Supplier Quality issues.

  • Lead development of category strategies and sourcing approaches provide support in development of a supplier diversity program.

  • Manage and enhance supplier performance through standardized processes and Continuous Improvement efforts impacting quality, cost, delivery and service, in support of multiple business unit locations and/or functional areas.

  • Supplier Performance Management supplier Performance Monitoring, root cause investigation, issue management, Risk Assessment and mitigation.

  • Make sure that your organization creates and builds internal consensus for sourcing strategies at commodity or supplier level, considering all relevant aspects (market, suppliers, all using Product Groups).

  • Contribute to the ongoing development and Continuous Improvement of requirement management, Risk Management, design and development, Design Transfer, Change Management, defect management, Supplier Quality, and Quality Management System (QMS) related procedures and processes.

  • Do category and supplier research to understand the market as part of sourcing initiatives.

  • Negotiate contracts for adherence to corporate contracting standards and policies and escalate contract terms that impact the supplier risk profile for consideration and approval as appropriate.

  • Establish that your enterprise oversees the development of strategies and processes to achieve annual Cost Savings, Working Capital improvement, budget performance, and supplier Performance Targets.

  • Ensure you lead cross business teams in the creation of annual Supply Chain planning to achieve Total Cost of Ownership savings through improvements to Policy, Price, Process, Service Levels, and Supplier Management.

  • Make sure that your group complies; monitors and tracks supplier performance, Cost Savings, and Continuous Improvement and develops and implements the solutions to address issues.

  • Perform Supplier Quality audits for the sourcing, quality, and/or engineering departments to validate existing or new suppliers.

  • Ensure you increase; lead and or facilitate supplier Relationship Management initiatives in respect to quality, service, and innovation.

  • Confirm your organization interacts with manufacturing engineers, Supplier Quality engineers and customer quality engineers to drive improvement activities and ensure product and processes meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Head Supplier Segmentation: descriptive statistics, Machine Learning, optimization, Pattern Recognition, cluster analysis, segmentation analysis, etc.

  • Ensure you officiate; lead based on the complexity of the requirement, a Proof of Concept or an end to end process is reviewed with business in the test systems to confirm on the scope of the requirement, prior to implementing the change.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Supplier Segmentation Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Supplier Segmentation related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Supplier Segmentation specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Supplier Segmentation Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Supplier Segmentation improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What do your reports reflect?

  2. In what way can you redefine the criteria of choice clients have in your category in your favor?

  3. Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Supplier Segmentation is underway?

  4. What are the Supplier Segmentation resources needed?

  5. Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Supplier Segmentation? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?

  6. How is the data gathered?

  7. Is your strategy driving your strategy? Or is the way in which you allocate resources driving your strategy?

  8. What Supplier Segmentation data should be managed?

  9. For decision problems, how do you develop a decision statement?

  10. Are the planned controls working?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Supplier Segmentation book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Supplier Segmentation self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Supplier Segmentation Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Supplier Segmentation areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Supplier Segmentation Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Supplier Segmentation projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Supplier Segmentation Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Supplier Segmentation project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Supplier Segmentation project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Supplier Segmentation project team have enough people to execute the Supplier Segmentation project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Supplier Segmentation project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Supplier Segmentation Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Supplier Segmentation project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Supplier Segmentation Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Supplier Segmentation project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Supplier Segmentation project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Supplier Segmentation project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Supplier Segmentation project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Supplier Segmentation project with this in-depth Supplier Segmentation Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Supplier Segmentation projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Supplier Segmentation and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Supplier Segmentation investments work better.

This Supplier Segmentation All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

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