Site visits: A valuable insight to your supplier

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by

An often underrated, misunderstood and underutilised role of the procurement professional is the site visit. Seen as many as a bit of a jolly or a waste of time, the site visit has become a low-priority activity to be completed only in dire circumstances or when there is nothing better to do.

On the contrary, visits to suppliers’ facilities should be considered an essential ingredient of effective procurement, in particular in today’s turbulent economic climate, and can be an invaluable source of useful information and insight that cannot be obtained in other ways.

We have put together a presentation to show what information you can gather from a site visit and how it can help improve your buying power.

Have you conducted a site visit recently? Or have you been putting off a site visit but now see how useful they can be? Please let us know!