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Purchasing

Purchasing as integral part of our group's value added

As integral part of our group’s value added, our supply chain demands go much further than just the on-schedule procurement and provision of materials required for our operations. In selection of suppliers and supplier partners we take into account additional factors, that enable us to meet the demands of our market-oriented business strategy.

We define these factors through the following tasks and goals:

  • optimal pricing, representing “Best Value” for both our group and therefore our clients
  • tangible quality excellence, both in meeting agreed requirements and in all business interactions
  • strong service orientation, i.e. flexibility to adapt to diverse technical and project requirements
  • lean supply mentality, achieved by minimizing errors, delivery volumes and lead times
  • able to support our organisation through planning and delivery processes spanning multiple departments

To ensure the achievement of these goals, we depend on reliable suppliers, that share our emphasis on their importance.

Supplier Application

Via the internet based "Strategig Sourcing" portal the thyssenkrupp AG offers all corporations the possibility to invite and/or auction tenders for required goods or services.

We also invite tenders for our needs by means of the Strategic Sourcing. We cordially invite you as a supplier or potential supplier to register with this platform. Please refer to the platform's supplier's guideline or the Guided Tour on the platform starting page.

Here you gain access to the Strategic Sourcing.

However, you get detailed information on the requirements listed in the tenders only if you are logged in

We look forward to your registration and hope for brisk participation in the calls for tenders of the thyssenkrupp group.

Supplier Management

The purchasing department assesses and classifies its suppliers using the uniform supplier management system used everywhere in the thyssenkrupp corporation.

  • preferred suppliers
  • accepted suppliers
  • restricted suppliers
  • unacceptable suppliers

The supplier management includes the complete process from the supplier selection and assessment down to the supplier development. The responsibility is borne by cross-functional teams composed of the quality-, logistics-, and technology departments. This is used to ensure the control of the entire supplier portfolio.

Our aim is the deployment of high-performance suppliers, both in the corporation and worldwide.

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