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Hylton
Management Consultant, South Africa

Software Procurement & Automotive SPICE

From the perspective of an OEM buyer, managing the commodity group, electronics and software, what experience do my fellow 12manage colleagues have with using automotive SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) as a means to assess a non tangible product?
What areas do you feel are still open to further investigation & research? Thank you for your much welcomed feedback.
 
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Koen Vandermarliere
Business Consultant, Belgium
 

Automotive SPICE in Software Procurement

Hi Hylton,
I'm not a SPICE (ISO 15504) expert, but I reviewed it some time ago as a possible assessment method.
It is a very complete framework that guides you trough the definition of a supplier's ability to create a qualitative software. It looks at 2 main axes:
  • Processes in place
  • Organisation of the vendor
To come back to your question, I don't use SPICE. WHY?
  1. A lot of companies that are on the edge of technology will not pass it. As my customers are mainly in fast moving and high tech domains, their suppliers are small, flexible engineering companies with sparkling minds, that will not pass the assessment, because they lack documented processes and an organisation that controls them.
  2. In many cases I'm looking for a solution, not a company that will build the solution for me. In that case SPICE is not adequate.
Do not forget that this is just one part of the evaluation; the technical skills, knowledge of your business, financial health, ... remain important assessments as well.

 

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More on Kraljic Model:
Summary
Discussion Topics
topic Examples of the 4 Product Categories of Kraljic
topic Public Procurement Process
topic What is Purchase Marketing?
topic Beyond the Steady State
topic Sustainability Criteria in Purchasing Strategy
topic Types of E-Procurement Tools
topic E-Procurement Strategy per Category
topic Buygrid Framework (Robinson)
topic Controlling the Supply Chain in an Unstable Environment
topic Factors to Analyse a Purchasing Portfolio Beyond those in the Kraljic Model
topic Rate Contract versus System Contract
👀Software Procurement & Automotive SPICE
topic Tips on Managing a Procurement Department
topic Generic Purchasing-Decision Model
🔥 Kraljic Model for Similar Product Comparison
topic Strategic Process for Global Sourcing
topic Backward Integration in Procurement Positioning Matrix
topic Collaboration Styles of Purchasing Managers
topic Extensive Bargaining in Procurement Positioning Matrix
topic From Company Strategy to Purchasing Strategy to Commodity Strategy
topic Procurement Outsourcing in Procurement Positioning Matrix
topic Product Re-engineering in Procurement Positioning Matrix
topic Criteria for Supplier Categorization
topic Dominant Purchasing Factor: Quality or Price?
topic Best Value Performance Information Procurement System (Best Value PIPS)
topic Kraljic Template & Manual
topic The TIME Factor in Procurement and Logistics Negotiations
topic Dealing with a Unique Supplier While You Don't Have Negotiation Power
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