Supplier Management

Your consultation and implementation partner for professional supplier management

The development of suppliers on the basis of KPIs poses new challenges for our clients every day. Our experts have taken on the task of advising you both on an operative and a strategic level regarding supplier management. We systematically consider the product and processes, from quality of supply through interface management to a transparent supply chain.



The real competition is between supply chains, not companies.

Martin Christopher, Professor of Marketing & Logistics at Cranfield School of Management

Whether modular or comprehensive, reactive or preventive – by recognising quality risks early on, we provide you with a solution covering all supplier management roles. Through agile project management, we achieve a consistent supply chain and live up to your need for long-term security.

Flexibility, digitalisation, cost-efficiency and transparency across the entire supply chain – this is what we achieve with “made by Bertrandt” supplier management.

Our experts drive assessment processes forward. We will support you in determining your needs and identifying suppliers and will determine selection criteria for them, so that you can define the right partner for you.

Benefit from our knowledge of the best possible supplier qualification. Our experts will determine the potential of suppliers, define measures to safeguard their manufacture and supply processes and control and support optimisation measures.

Supplier administration ensures the clear identification of spheres of action. Constant improvement of suppliers is what is desired here. To avoid errors, Bertrandt proactively controls processes and supplier approaches. In addition, we support them in achieving continuous process optimisation. Selected instruments, e.g. value flow analyses, sampling or 8D reports also safeguard quality.

We assess the performance capability of your suppliers objectively and ensure comparability. Classical methods in the form of point rating systems, profile analyses, portfolio and ABC analyses offer a suitable basis for considering the different points of view of the internally involved stakeholders. Our experts will support you in the prioritisation and orientation of future projects.

As part of supplier development, we work together with you to determine which supplier partnerships should be retained and which developed as a second source to ensure security of supply. To this end, development measures will be defined similarly to supplier qualification. Supplier assessment forms the basis for development. Continuous improvement processes (CIPs) and lean workshops are very promising methods to bring suppliers closer to special customer goals.

Through the use of digital systems, our experts allow the continuous comparison of target fulfilment levels using overarching KPIs. This puts us in a position where we can detect changes and trends early on and use them to further develop your company.

Tools / Methods

  • Lean methods
  • Value flow analyses
  • Risk and change management
  • Rapid plant assessments
  • Supplier readiness checks
  • Six sigma
  • Quality management methods
  • Augmented / virtual reality

Your Contact

Armin Stangl

Project Manager Supplier Management

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