Assessment of your full supplier base allows your agency to fully understand your bridge suppliers’ ability to deliver a quality product against relevant national, agency-specific, or project-specific standards.
It’s a process that delivers tactical and strategic benefits. Detect and avoid delays and cost overruns in this quality-first approach, and reduce the staff time required to inspect and manage suppliers. Assessments over time allow for insight into how suppliers do business and help uncover related issues in specifications, general contractor performance, and communication.
Residual benefit: Because all suppliers are required to be in your program; you see how the suppliers in your system interact with each other. Identify the holes in handoffs and the availability of project information.