Individual interviews, a tour of the production line and a ride in the new Setra S 516: Those were on the agenda of 56 supplier applicants at the first Potential Supplier Dayat the Setra Customer Center in Neu-Ulm in July.
At the Supplier Day in Istanbul at the end of May, employees from Procurement Commercial Vehicles and HDEP/MDEG Truck Powertrain Platform Management of Daimler AG sounded out a possible collaboration with Turkish suppliers.
The legally faultless appointment of external employees is an entrepreneurial responsibility imperative for Daimler.The highest standards for all involved parties! Specific measures help to get the orders done properly.
Movers and Markets
Sustainability Report 2016 – digital and interactive
"We expect our suppliers all over the world to take on responsibility in all areas related to sustainability, just as we do at Daimler." As in every year, a separate chapter of the Sustainability Report has been devoted to the cooperation between Daimler and its suppliers. The Sustainability Report for 2016 is now online!
Clear the stage for Daimler’s best suppliers: The motto of the Daimler Supplier Award 2016 was "Focus on excellence." The ten winners included representatives from key markets and the biggest start-up accelerator worldwide.
At the Supplier Meet of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), suppliers, buyers and Daimler managers came together under the motto "Lean Ahead". To share best practices and to celebrate award winners.
Knowing every relevant detail about their business partners is only one of the principles Merkley+Partners has. Since 17 years, they are suppliers of Mercedes-Benz USA. Since this year, they are also award winners.
“Based on our experience until now I think that many Asian suppliers are on a high level and we want to do business with them,” recently stated Head of Procurement Trucks Asia at Daimler AG Satyakam Arya in an interview.
Movers and Markets
Save the date for the Daimler Supplier Award
Oct 18, 2016
At the Daimler Supplier Award ceremony in Stuttgart on February 23, 2017, Daimler honors outstanding performances in innovation, quality and partnership. More than 600 international guests are expected at the event, amongst them 450 high-ranking supplier representatives and 150 Daimler top managers from all business units. Suppliers are classified based on the supplier cooperation model Daimler Supplier Network. Only those who have been rated as Strategic Partners or Key Suppliers due to their performance throughout the past business year will receive an invitation to the event. On Friday, Daimler’s most important suppliers – Strategic Partners and Key Suppliers – received the save the date e-mail for the Daimler Supplier Award. They will be requested to register for the event in mid-January. Should an invitee not be able to attend, he or she may appoint a representative. Furthermore, Strategic Partners will have the option of bringing a companion.
In the future the Sprinter will be produced at the new Mercedes-Benz Vans production plant in North Charleston for the US market. The Procurement function is therefore expanding its portfolio and looking for strong partners to build up the plant.
Central Eastern Europe is becoming increasingly more attractive for procurement of non-production materials and services. This applies primarily to the Czech Republic but also to Hungary, Romania, and Poland because of the production locations in these countries.
Mercedes Benz do Brasil celebrates a round anniversary. Sixty years of being one of the leaders in the Brazilian commercial vehicle market. The essentials of success: Outstanding partners. Some got an award for it.
The 2015 Daimler Supplier Awards have been presented: For ten suppliers, this is a special acknowledgment of their performance in the last financial year. And for all involved, an evening "in the fast lane."
It's a small revolution: In 2015, Daimler sold almost every second Freightliner Cascadia truck with the automated Detroit Transmission 12 Gear (DT12) to American customers – in a market where truckers traditionally switch gears manually. The transmission went into local production at the end of 2015.
Swabian people are considered to be thrifty and honest. But also innovative. Handtmann Group in Biberach has incorporated these values in its mission statement. What is the secret behind the long-lasting partnership with Daimler?