Supplier Scouting

DVIRC helps both industry and government agencies define, Identify, and qualify new suppliers, especially for the most critical products, components, and technology in even the most niche markets.

Streamline Your Supplier Selection Process
Gain Insights Into Niche Markets
Ensure Alignment With Management Objectives

Supplier Scouting

Finding the right supplier to deliver the right product at the right time can be a daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. DVIRC’s Supplier Scouting research experts will team up with you to assess your requirements, and scout and qualify potential supply chain partners to find the best partner for your specific needs.

Supplier Scouting Benefits

  • Streamline your supplier selection process with DVIRC’s Supplier Scouting service, tailored to your specific needs.
  • Benefit from the expertise of DVIRC’s research team, who will assess your requirements and scout potential supply chain partners on your behalf.
  • Gain insights into niche markets through comprehensive data gathering and analysis conducted by our experienced team.
  • Ensure alignment with management objectives and preferences through stakeholder interviews and analysis.
  • Receive actionable recommendations for informed decision-making, including a detailed project findings report with individual survey responses and data analysis.

Supplier Scouting Process

  • Creation of a Project Charter, Work Plan and Formal Timeline – We will conduct a project kick off meeting to review the goals and objectives of this project and create a draft project charter, work plan, and timeline for review and approval.
  • Data Gathering & Analysis – DVIRC’s team will scout potential supply chain partners based on determined vendor criteria, scanning all relevant market landscapes to identify the highest-potential paths forward believed to best align with the client’s needs.
  • Stakeholder Interviews & Analysis – Based on the discoveries made in the second phase of this project, DVIRC’s research team will work with the client’s management team to design a survey instrument that would be used to vet up to 10 potential suppliers.
  • Project Findings Report and Recommended Next Steps – DVIRC will compile, provide, and present individual survey responses, comprehensive data analysis, research conclusions, and recommended next steps.
Sylvia Wower - VP of Consulting and Advanced Technology Research at DVIRC
Sylvia Wower, Supplier Scouting Practice Lead

Sylvia Wower is the VP of Consulting and Advanced Technology Research at DVIRC.

Sue Murray

List Research Supervisor and Business Growth Specialist