Any Brand that uses the Compusense Responsible Sourcing Program offers their suppliers a tool to understand their strengths & weaknesses and enables them to make the adjustments necessary to become best performers, first choice with a strong quality focus. When the business principles outlined in the responsible sourcing model of the Brand are adopted in the workplace, buyers are raising their business to a level proven to promote preferred supplier status. RSP is an continuous reputation and quality assurance instrument and belongs to the domain of risk management.
The RSP standards of a Brand are rigorous and the scoring methodology emulates that used for relevant certifiable TQM & CSR standards. Succesfully completing a self assessment cycle means that a supplier has answered the hard questions and continues its place among the best of the best. His business is once again better defined, better focussed and sharper than before. In the interest of the Brand better business translates into expanded opportunities, more satisfied and loyal customers and higher profits. The Brand’s RSP provides suppliers an objective, straightforward evaluation and an opportunity to excel. Expectations are clear. What is to be assessed and the criteria and benchmarks to be used are spelled out in black and white. Requirements are customized to the specific industry and even the specific company and the products or services that are supplied. During (partial) site audits the assessors of the Brand will assure the quality status and work with the supplier to identify areas of improvement. They’ll be there to help the supplier to improve his added value in the supply chain.
The flexibility of the Compusense AuditBuilder platform enables a Brand to structure its own RSP model by defining the key pillars of responsible sourcing. In general these pillars include the traditional process driven assessments like the technical capability & capacity as well as total quality & consumer safety. As a matter the license to operate but also the trigger to implement Total Productive Management TPM . Next come the pillars concerning reputation management referring to all sustainability issues within and around the supplier’s company. The majority of these issues enhance the adoption and implementation of the Brand’s code of conduct and its sustainability purchasing conditions.