ESD Best Practice Framework
While any planned enterprise development initiative proceeds, strategic alignment is needed that will further enhance the support that the program provides to both the suppliers and its customers. The shift into this strategy is driven by actual supplier demands and requires overall program objectives to be realigned.
While the framework incorporates corporate supply chain requirements, there are also operational focus needs relating to the alignment with the customer’s supply chain. Incorporating this enables the program to facilitate supplier performance and access to greater supply chain opportunities.
The framework ensures that the ESD program and aligned supply chain remain focused on delivering true transformation. ED programs become a catalyst for broad economic development, SD provides real commercial opportunities for EMEs and QSEs, and Supply Chain and Operations link to growing the number of Black entrepreneurs, job creation and economic development.