Cartoon 9 | Chasing the supplier for a product specification

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Chasing the supplier for a product specification
Our hero is now playing catch up trying to implement the supplier approval procedure, as a minimum the supplier self assessment(SSAQ) and product specification will be required, and depending the supplier risk assessment a supplier audit may also be required.
But we may struggle with this supply chain.
Cowboys United are deciding which excuse to use to avoid providing the product specification.

  • The volume being purchased is too low
  • They cannot understand why so much information is required
  • They do not have enough resources
  • The information is confidential
  • The supplier is a big company and does not complete customer requests

The list goes on, if you can share other excuses you have heard, please comment on this post.
About These Cartoons
QADEX understand the continual pressure that food safety teams are under.
Sometimes what happens is surreal and would be funny, except you are up to your neck and it is hard to see the funny side.
This cartoon is Number 9 in a series of 19 cartoons charting some of the crazy things that happen in the process of launching a fictional hot potato range into a supermarket.
We hope you find some of these cartoons amusing, if you do please share the smiles by clicking the share button on LinkedIn.
Previous cartoons in this series are available on the QADEX LinkedIn page
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