High-performing suppliers and the right purchasing strategy mean success for all of us.
Our customers set us demanding requirements. We at VAT, together with our suppliers, bear the responsibility for our products meeting those high standards.
We work in long-term partnerships with word-class suppliers, so that together we can be constantly improving what we do for our customers. We give our business to the suppliers who are best able to handle the demands.
The VAT Group has committed itself to environmental stewardship, to the health of our workers and principles of safety and prevention. We expect the same commitment from our suppliers.
Building up a panel of the best suppliers, implementing improvements together with them, integrating them into our product development and involving them in our daily business - these are core processes which help us to achieve our goals:
- “Zero-failure” principle
- Low DPPM (<10)
- 100% satisfactory rating of initial samples (quality & timing)
- Defect-free transport and supply management
- 100% service rate
Leadership on costs
- Permanent price optimization on materials and parts
- Individual improvement initiatives with suppliers
- Involving the supplier in the starting phase of projects
- Drastic shortening of development and processing times (time to market)
- Buildup of global purchasing and transfer of parts purchased by us in countries with optimal manufacturing and procurement opportunities
- Optimization and consolidation of the supplier base
…involves carrying out strategic projects, coordinating procurement processes in the international environment, management expertise in concluding general purchasing contracts, and ensuring competitiveness. The most important principles we work with are:
- Coordinated and uniform action in the procurement markets
- Active sharing of know-how and best practices
- Using common methods, tools and systems
- Optimizing the process chain.
“We procure from suppliers who are world-class when it comes to quality, skills, costs and supply capability.”
Always on the lookout for global procurement partners, we talk to innovative and competitive suppliers in various industries and markets. Quality, leadership on costs, dependability and flexibility have top priority for us.
We bet on long-term partnerships with our suppliers and support them in their ongoing development.
Do you like the sound of our values and philosophy, and would you like to be one of our suppliers? Then find out here if you are right for us and send us the documentation needed.