Supply Chain Assessment

Contractor alignment - seamless cooperation when company cultures align

With increasingly complex supply chains and companies operating in a network of interdependence, maintaining hard won gains in developing a healthy safety culture can be a challenge. Our supply chain assessments pinpoint cultural continuities as well as incompatibilities between companies and contractors.

Supply Chain Assessment – DEKRA

While responsible organizations strive to imbed strong values for safety at their workplaces, they often rely on external teams and individuals who work alongside and share physical space with their own employees. These contractors represent the company’s extended family and are most effective when they adopt the values, behaviors and practices promoted by their clients.

As experts in supply chain assessments, we have developed methods to evaluate cultural alignment between your organization and prospective contractors, providing a window into companies’ safety culture. In the tender process, especially, the data we gather can empower you to make informed decisions on questions that impact not only your safety culture, but also productivity and efficiency.

Your Benefits

  • A unique perspective on safety culture and supply chain assessments
  • Support in making informed contracting decisions
  • A safer, more efficient and productive workplace

Our Approach

We start by getting to know your organization through interviews with senior leadership and management. We want to know the values that motivate you and the behaviors you expect. The insight we gain into your company’s culture forms the basis of the survey we create for prospective contractors to complete.

Understanding that survey results can only paint a partial picture, we conduct thematic follow-up analyses and consultation with key members of the contracting companies. By the use of thematic analysis, we can determine the common themes and values of the organization which allow us to compare these with your organization’s values, thus determining the extent of cultural alignment. The combination of a customized survey and face-to-face conversations provides us with enough data to evaluate company culture in terms of alignment with your organization’s vision.

Supply Chain Assessment – DEKRA
Our customized supply chain assessment process for cultural alignment

Once our assessment is complete, we present our results, indicating the contractor most aligned with your organization’s stated values. In our report we include areas where alignment could be enhanced so that you understand the organization’s weaknesses as well as their strengths before finalizing a decision.

Our services relating to cultural alignment represent an exceptional perspective on safety. Experience has taught us that a strong safety culture correlates with productivity and efficiency, motivated employees and a healthy workplace. This service is not only intrinsically responsive to your particular needs, but also reflects the requirements of today’s industrial realities, where contractors are the rule rather than the exception. Using our depth of experience and knowledge, we can determine the aspects of a contracting company’s culture which align with your own and provide support to enhance this alignment if necessary.

Why DEKRA?

  • We are experts in safety culture, combining our knowledge of behavioral science, technology and industry to serve our clients.
  • We have a global network of consultants who understand the complexities of today’s supply chains.
  • We specialize in cultural assessments and support companies seeking to improve safety culture.

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