Supplier Development


Supplier Development

Supplier development involves a strategic decision on the nature and scope of the collaboration with a certain supplier as well as defining specific targets and activities aimed at steering the supplier’s performance to benefit the buying organization. It also includes monitoring the defined activities and establishing a continuous improvement process with the objective of enhancing, or developing, the relationship with a selected supplier.

Supplier Development in SAP

Procurement teams need to organize and perform a number of activities within the supplier development process: They need to obtain and manage business information, balance sheets, securities and credit insurance; conduct buyer surveys; evaluate data on different suppliers; determine supplier key performance indicators; and organize other follow-up processes.


If procurement teams are to handle the supplier rating process efficiently and ensure an adequate level of standardization, they need to rely on the support of a software solution that automates certain tasks and that covers all the activities within the process.


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