1. Supplier pre-selection:
Suppliers register via a link on our website and can then be given the status "Potential supplier". From the pool of potential suppliers, we select suitable candidates to undergo our approval process.
2. Supplier asessment:
Suppliers who successfully negotiate our systematic and transparent approval process are given "Approved" status. Orders are only assigned to approved suppliers.
3. Supplier rating:
We regularly evaluate the performance of our active suppliers according to 12 demanding, but fair, criteria (quality, costs, cooperation, innovation and sustainability). Our supplier evaluation is concluded with the awarding of the status "Preferred", "Advanced" or "Accepted".
4. Supplier development:
The goal is to systematically and continuously further develop the supplier — and thus our partnership — via jointly coordinated measures.