Unethical Supplier Practice

Learn to spot the unethical supplier practices that could be costing your company money

Key Learning Points:

  • Examples of unethical supplier practices
  • Why unethical supplier practices can sometimes be hard to spot
  • Various motives underlying these practices
  • What you can do to prevent them
  • Red flags pointing to possible unethical behaviour from suppliers

Course Overview

Supplier fraud may not always be as obvious as colluding on prices, falsifying invoices or creating fake suppliers. There are more subtle ways suppliers, or criminals impersonating a supplier, can secure a business advantage by deceptions which are not always easy to detect. These are called unethical supplier practices.

Our Unethical Supplier Practices short course explores some examples of these and how we can spot them.

It follows a buyer who has responsibility for a supplier that is suspected of unethical activity. Learners must decide what steps the buyer could have taken to spot the suspicious activity earlier.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 5 minutes
  • Available in 3 Languages
  • Bite-sized learning designed for knowledge retention
  • Certificate on completion
  • Regular course updates
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  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

Course Contents

This course is published by Cylix

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The Assessment

Learners are introduced to Delun, a buyer responsible for a supplier that may have been acting unethically in a subtle way over a long period of time.

They are asked to identify ways Delun could have spotted their fraudulent activity earlier via multiple-choice selections. If they answer correctly, they collect a star and pass the course.

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Unethical Supplier Practices

Supplier fraud may not always be as obvious as colluding on prices, falsifying invoices or creating fake suppliers.

There are more subtle ways suppliers, or criminals impersonating a supplier, can secure a business advantage by deceptions which are not always easy to detect. These are called unethical supplier practices.

These deceptions tend to be concealed in seemingly innocent custom and practice between supplier and purchaser and this course details the types of supplier fraud you might encounter.

FAQ's

If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Supplier fraud are activities that are not as obvious as colluding on prices, falsifying invoices or creating fake suppliers. Supplier fraud can help secure a business advantage by fraudulent activities which are not always easy to detect. These are called unethical supplier practices. More often, these deceptions are concealed in seemingly innocent custom and practice between suppliers and purchasers.

Supplier fraud can include false pricing where there are hidden costs not disclosed in the contract but applied to the delivery of goods. It can also include unjustified surcharges and ‘over’ or ‘under’ deliveries or minor quantity adjustments. Supplier fraud can also mean fewer goods are delivered than agreed resulting in more deliveries and more delivery and/or service charges.

There are various reasons why suppliers might commit unethical supplier practices. Such as Sales teams wanting to increase their sales commission or bonus by increasing the value of their sales. Unethical supplier practices also include a supplier wanting to increase their profits by stealth, as many minor adjustments overtime stand a better chance of going unnoticed.

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