Purchasing

Raw materials account for a high proportion of our product cost. Consequently, our purchasing department has developed expertise in a number of key areas:

Negotiation and materials costs

We use annual negotiations and group buying to drive down materials costs for our customers.

QUOTING
Meeting customer expectations, preselecting suppliers, alternative proposals, detailed quotes, etc.

PURCHASING MANAGEMENT
Annual and ad hoc negotiations, PCN, EOL, NDC, logistics contracts and depots

Identifying, selecting and qualifying suppliers

Our tools help us find the suppliers we need by:

Identifying solutions that suit our supply chain (VMI, logistics depots, etc.) and our customers (suggesting equivalences, sourcing, etc.)

Risk analysis: paired manufacturer-product FMECA

SUPPLIER SELECTION & QUALIFICATION
Compliance with customer specifications, qualification, validation, FAI signed, current standards

Supplier evaluation and tracking

The purchasing department uses supplier service quality analysis tools. These use a monthly conformity and punctuality score, annual grading (conformity, punctuality, competitiveness and responsiveness/service), 8D and PDCA, audits and a performance review.

NON-CONFORMITY HANDING – EVALUATION
Quality management, QBR, PDCA, audits, continual improvement agreement