The NC State team provided the Altria team with a dashboard that would allow it to evaluate its suppliers more efficiently by providing visibility to key supplier metrics and serving as a central repository for managing strategic supplier information.
The dashboard requires minimal manual input, allows for automatic live updates and gives Altria the flexibility to add and update fields as information needs change.
As part of their final report, the NC State team also recommended that Altria:
- Designate an employee as the dashboard's owner (ideally someone who understands how it was built and can answer questions from other employees)
- Add additional fields to the dashboard as needed and avoid adding new fields that need to be manually updated
- Conduct reviews of the dashboard at yearly or bi-yearly intervals to evaluate its value and to assess if any optimizations need to be made