Material Management

Procurement mission: We organize the most pro-active and innovative supply chains, to offer customized solutions for high-end electronic applications across the total lifecycle. We always strive for the optimal total cost of ownership in close co-operation with our customers.

Our vision: World Class Procurement Organization

 

Technology leadership

 

  • Early supplier involvement, DfX
  • Suppliers pushing our technology roadmap

 

Customer & supplier intimacy

 

  • Proactive procurement team, working cross-functionally
  • Intensive relationships up to board-level with our key suppliers
  • Supply Account Manager to intensify relationship
  • Creating business opportunities jointly

 

Operational excellence

 

  • Valued by all our internal stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement in QLTC in the supply chain
  • Efficient supply chain processes (incl. standardization)
  • Mastering and reporting all relevant KPI’s
  • Risk management

 

Allocation

 

Allocation directly affects the Neways supply chain performance. Because of that we build on a reliable chain with our partners:

  • Further intensify our cooperation with our key suppliers
  • Increased forward visibility
  • Freeze lead times (lengthening lead times increases bullwhip)
  • Cluster more volume at our Key Suppliers (mutual dependency + mutual importance of relation)

 

Proactive & strategic obsolescence management

 

  • Early indication of obsolescence and ROHS compliance already in the design process to avoid production stops, high purchase prices and to reduce costs
  • Predictive lifecycle checks to reduce total cost of ownership
  • Acting proactively minimizes time to market
  • Neways specialist is checking the impact of an obsolescence risk
  • In case of a full re-design, a project proposal can be made

 

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