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Bridgestone TG Australia Pty. Ltd.
David Evans Production Planning and Control Supply chain overview

15/07/2004

Supply Chain

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Global Network

Head office Regional management company Manufacturing company 15/07/2004 Supply Chain 2

Main overseas suppliers
Overseas suppliers:
Overseas suppliers provide 58% of raw materials and components. TG (Japan) airbag and steering wheel components. Fico, (Spain) sunvisor components. Corus, (UK) stainless steel strip. Otto Bock, (Germany) polyurethane systems Bader (Thailand) Leather trimmed steering wheels Crompton (U.S.A.) E.P.D.M. Synthetic rubber B.H.P. N.Z. Strip steel. Lead times range from 3 to 6+ months. 15/07/2004 Supply Chain 3

Logistics
Generally only F.C.L. shipments Handled by freight forwarders Schencker Kintetsu Halford Youngs Stock levels of overseas material are generally maintained with a float of two weeks minimum and four weeks maximum.

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Raw materials, components and completed parts purchased and supplied. Approximately 250+ different suppliers. Providing some 1200 individual items. Current O.E.M. part numbers approx 350. Parts and Service take a further 600 part numbers. Support for these parts is expected for at least 10 years after model build is completed.

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What is the information flow?
- All customers provide scheduled forecasts via E.D.I. on a
weekly basis. - These forecasts provide requirements for the next three to six months however, the maximum purchase authority is one month firm, 2 month estimates. - This schedule data goes into S.A.P. which provides an M.R.P. This breaks down the customer part numbers into raw material and component requirements of what’s required to be purchased and by when.

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What is the information flow ?
- Schedule/orders are created and
forwarded to the supplier. - Acknowledgement of these requirements and delivery timing is usually...
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