Our requirements placed on you as a Patriarch Automotive Group supplier or a provider interested in future collaboration, as outlined below, are an important pillar for an efficient and successful business relationship. Your fundamental willingness to accept the obligations is a prerequisite for our mutual business relations.
From you as a supplier we expect a dedication to accept and implement the following requirements:
Zero defect quality: suppliers need to commit to zero-defect quality targets
Cost performance: year over year savings above market level
Logistic excellence: fulfilment of Patriarch Automotive Group‘s logistic requirements
Drive innovation: proactively initiate VA/VE activities as a contribution to Patriarch Automotive Group‘s technological advancement
Global capability: support of our global activities as and where required
Corporate social responsibility: adherence to the Patriarch Automotive Group supplier code of conduct
1. Quality Management System
The supplier agrees to maintain a certified, process-oriented quality management system (QMS). The minimum requirement for this system is the latest version of DIN EN ISO 9001 plus fulfilment of Minimum Automotive Quality Management System Requirements for Sub-Tier Suppliers“ (MAQMSR) or equivalent, with the ultimate objective of becoming certified to IATF 16949.
2. Selection/assessment classification
New suppliers are evaluated by means of standardized selection processes to determine whether they are able to contribute to Patriarch Automotive Group’s future success. Technical, economical, quality and logistic aspects are assessed. After their initial registration – where available – via the Patriarch supplier portal new suppliers are asked to provide information about their company and conduct an initial quality self-assessment. Furthermore, suppliers shall upload or submit their quality audit certificates to vouch for the eligibility of their provision of automotive parts. Afterwards, a physical audit is conducted at the supplier’s site. Once the supplier has successfully passed the quality audit and accepted Patriarch Automotive Group‘s standard contracts, the supplier can be nominated for future business. This process is usually managed by the responsible buyer of the relevant material group.
3. Supplier Evaluation
The suppliers of Patriarch Automotive Group play a significant role in achieving our goal of zero-defect deliveries. Pursuing this target, supplier evaluation is an important element used to measure our supplier‘s performance, impacting also future sourcing decisions. We aim for close collaboration with our suppliers, building on best-in-class delivery performance. The overall delivery performance is assessed against the four criteria of logistics, quality, cost, and technology, influencing the supplier classification. Besides this yearly overall supplier evaluation, Patriarch Automotive Group conducts quality and logistics supplier evaluations on a monthly basis. If Patriarch Automotive Group’s expectations regarding the aforementioned criteria are not fulfilled by the supplier, the supplier must implement measures to fulfil the Patriarch Automotive Group expectations.