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Vendor Management Program
At guardian, quality assurance begins with our commitment to sourcing quality products from trusted electronics suppliers around the world. Through our strict vendor management program, we carefully research and prequalify vendors to ensure all products are procured from safe and reputable sources.

Trusted & Verified
As part of our vendor management program, guardian thoroughly prescreens all prospective vendors based on a rigorous set of product quality, dependability, periodic on-site visits, and service level standards. In addition, a Dun & Bradstreet report and ERAI screening is completed - providing an additional level of scrutiny that further qualifies the vendor as a potential sourcing partner.

Once a new supplier is added to the guardian “approved vendor list,” we closely monitor all activity during a six-month probationary period where they are considered to be in “caution” status. Continual monitoring and grading of each supplier is conducted throughout their probationary period and tracked thereafter through our highly sophisticated trading system, based upon the guardian supplier scorecard that includes product quality history, performance and service fulfillment, stock supply/demand, and order history information.