Project success

Supplier requalification through global sourcing

Project at a glance

Customer: German company (midmarket) with international orientation

Industries: Automotive / Motorsport

Concrete project successes:

  • Market analysis
  • Supplier research
  • Qualification of suppliers in long and short list
  • Overview of TOP 5 suppliers incl. creation of a supplier profile

Project description

Supplier research within the scope of a global sourcing project. The goal of the project was to qualify alternative suppliers for the production of passenger car aluminum rims.

Project execution

The task was to determine the current global supplier situation for manufacturers of aluminum rims for large-scale production. The result was to show alternatives for the current suppliers and the associated opportunities for the customer.

Based on the task and the existing supplier situation, the DBC experts conducted a global market research. The aim of this was to identify alternative suppliers on the market. Following this cross-market sourcing, a database of potential suppliers was created. Based on manufacturer-neutral specifications, this longlist was qualified to a TOP 5 supplier list after TCO consideration and handed over to the customer including a profile.

Based on this, it has now become possible for the customer to free itself from possible bottlenecks in the future by means of an expanded supplier structure or to secure it and thus ultimately to be able to act more flexibly in procurement.