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Purchasing & Supplier management

We are proud of our role as a systems and engineering partner and that we are constantly able to inspire our customers with new ideas and outstanding products. One guarantee of success are suppliers who share our views. We work together, continuously optimizing our products and modules, taking on board innovative ideas, testing our cost structure and thereby jointly securing our outstanding position on the market.

Purchasing philosophy

The success of the Schaeffler Group largely depends on the performance of our suppliers. Our purchasing departments worldwide are constantly seeking new, high-performance suppliers who can make an efficient contribution to our top corporate objective - improving customer satisfaction.

Strong partners for our company are characterized by the following features:

Delivery reliability: High flexibility, reliability and problem-solving expertise are among the strengths of your company.

Cost responsibility: A key component of our cost calculation is based on the prices of our suppliers. We therefore expect transparent pricing.

Quality responsibility: You maintain a modern, efficient system of quality control. Your quality control philosophy is based on the principles of a "zero defect strategy" and continuous improvement in costs, deadlines and service. For certain sectors, certification according to ISO 9001, ISO TS 16949 or AS 9000 is a basic requirement for working with us.

Environmental protection: Complying with current laws and directives is a minimum requirement for our suppliers. Certification in accordance with ISO 14001 and/or EMAS is desirable and absolutely essential for defined sectors.

Cooperation: We expect responsible procurement market partners who support us creatively and innovatively to build on our technological leadership. You use tools such as value analysis, standardization, technical refinement etc. in this context.

Whistleblowing system

We attach great importance to fair play in all our business relationships and take violations of our standards and principles very seriously. You can report possible compliance violations anonymously via our whistleblowing system.

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