Importance of Having a Multilingual Supply Chain Compliance Provider

by Source Intelligence

on March 13, 2017

 

Conducting supply chain due diligence entails communicating with facility managers, executives, and other professionals from all corners of the world. While personnel engaging in international relationships are multilingual, those at the ground level may only know their national language. 

Miscommunication can compromise your procurement efforts. That’s why your supply chain compliance partner must have multilingual capabilities. Being able to converse in multiple languages reduces the risks of miscommunication hampering supply chain compliance efforts. 

 

Specifically, how should your supply chain compliance partner demonstrate its multilingual capabilities? First, the partner should have the resources necessary to translate important documents from your native language. Second, the partner must be capable of communicating with suppliers on the ground. If your partner can speak with a facility manager in his or her native language, for example, you know you’ve chosen the right partner.

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