The activities associated with determining demand for new supply contracts for an Engineer-to-Order Sales or Production Order, discovering, evaluating and selecting potential suppliers. This may include issuing a RFQ, Request For Product, or Invitation to Bid.
Sources of potential suppliers include:
- Company supplier records - current and past suppliers
- Industry organizations, registers and directories
- Catalogs, internet and trade journals
- Internal suppliers (vertical integration)
S3 processes represent S activities in response to engineering orders, they are not intended as a replacement of S0 processes or product development processes.
|S301||Identify Supply Sources||3||S301|
|RS14||Sourcing Cycle Time||2||RS14|
|DPL||Denied Party List||DPL|
|RFP||Request for Proposal||RFP|
|RFQ||Request for Quote||RFQ|