Daimler Trucks North America’s 3D printing experts Angela Timmen and Nathan Zamani explain how they are already using the technology in After-Sales Procurement and what the future of 3D printing might look like.
The mobility of the future is networked, flexible and electrical. For this reason, Daimler has also had a new IT procurement department since June 2017. The goal is to put innovations on the road quickly and profitably.
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.
In the future Daimler Buses will be placing its trust in electrohydraulic power steering systems (EHPS). The steering support is adjusted depending on the driving situation, the fuel consumption drops. A successful project from two partners.
Three vehicle divisions, three brands and countless forward-looking topics. And all under one roof? Daimler's Trucks, Vans and Buses divisions put on a strong show in 2016 with a large number of innovations.
Daimler AG is using a simplified methodology to calculate purchased parts - on a global scale and with immediate effect. In future, quotes can be stored in the new TACO.sc tool or the revised Price Breakdown tool.
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.
120 years of trucks, and 20 years of the Mercedes-Benz Actros. Daimler AG is celebrating two important anniversaries this year. There have been a number of highlights on the journey from the world's first delivery vehicle to the current flagship of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
The current auxiliary air conditioning unit of the Mercedes-Benz Actros offers a number of benefits in comparison to its predecessors, including the fact that it is lighter, small and cost-effective. A completely new kind of compressor plays a key role in this respect.
Daimler Trucks will continue to develop its Heavy-Duty Engine Platform (HDEP) in future years. Supplier have a chance to take part. Recently, 87 of them met with project managers in Wörth.
TRUCKS & BUSES
Trucks & Buses
Contracts in eDocs mailbox
Jan 10, 2016
From March 2016, following purchase contracts, further contracts issued by Commercial Vehicles Procurement at Daimler will be approved electronically worldwide. Therefore eDocs suppliers of Global Procurement Trucks and Buses (TP/G) will also receive these contractual documents via their inbox. Once a supplier has confirmed a contract electronically, it will be legally binding. There can be local exemptions prescribed by law. In those cases, suppliers will receive hard-copy contracts for signature as before. The eApprove process will be comprehensively rolled-out in Global Procurement Trucks and Buses until May 2016. If suppliers need more information, they can benefit from a manual provided in the Downloads section of the Daimler Supplier Portal. The user help desk will also assist in case of general questions.
Daimler has production sites all over the world. Machines are operating at each of them. And they need spare parts. Procurement Non-Production Material is now organizing the purchase of these spares with a stronger focus on the global network.
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.
The Daimler Trucks strategy consists of three pillars: technology leadership, global presence and intelligent platforms. Head of the division Stefan Buchner explains how Mercedes-Benz Trucks will play a part.