The Daimler Supplier Cooperation Model

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More than the Sum of its Parts: The Daimler Supplier Cooperation Model.

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Power is measured in kilowatts. And partnership?

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Contents

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Introduction Basic ideas Cooperation Intensification Increasing expectations Mutual success

Introduction

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Welcome to the Daimler Supplier Network

Powerful cooperation Only a network of strong partners is stable and able to carry its weight. This is why reliable and long-lasting teamwork with suppliers is a tradition at Daimler. On the following pages, many of the ideas originating from our earlier cooperation models “Tandem” and “Extended Enterprise” will seem familiar to you. But even forms of cooperation continue to evolve and require innovation and new impulses to ensure outstanding performance in all areas. We would like to walk this path with you in the Daimler Supplier Network. Everything is nothing without performance. And yet performance isn’t everything. We are convinced that a successful partnership rests on trust and open communication and can also be judged on this basis. The Daimler Supplier Network has the goal to attend to and extend such long-term partnerships. We want to take responsibility for the future together. The purposeful, efficient collaboration between automobile manufacturers and suppliers is, in our eyes, the only right way to overcome challenges and produce top performance.

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Partnership thrives on common ground — and on a common vision of the future.

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Basic Ideas

The Daimler Supplier Network: Common basis for a common future The Daimler Supplier Network sets the framework for successful partnerships. It creates structures that guarantee long-term, durable and efficient cooperation. This foundation enables us constantly to improve global procurement and supplier activities together with you. Performance therefore stands in the center of our network. Daimler is committed to the guiding idea “Commitment to Excellence”, meaning top performance. Accordingly, we expect outstanding teamwork from our partners on all levels. Only passion, respect, integrity and discipline create quality and thereby a win-win situation for all of us.

We are committed to top performance. Passion Respect Integrity Discipline

These four values form the core of the daily work at Daimler. Accordingly, they are also the basis of our successful, long-term working relationship with you.

Basic ideas

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Performance as indicator In the Daimler Supplier Network we commit ourselves to top performance. The External Balanced Scorecard (EBSC) serves as a indicator through which we record your performance. The EBSC is the foundation for the four drivers of value: quality, technology, cost and supply. But what does that mean for you as supplier?

Partnership as foundation Not only tangible factors such as cost and supply set the tone of our successful cooperation. A good partnership is also based on lived values which facilitate constructive dealings with each other. These include:

Quality: You meet the agreed, preset quality goals. Technology: You contribute with creativity and dedication to the top position of all of us when it comes to technology. Cost: You follow pricing that withstands a global standard of comparison. Supply: Products and services are supplied by you quickly, reliably and on time. Quality Fairness Technology Reliability Cost Trust Supply

Fairness: A good partnership consists of an objective and equal treatment of all participants. Reliability: All partners conscientiously and consistently abide by common goals and agreements. Trust: Credibility, openness and integrity in daily communication characterize our cooperation.

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Trust and responsibility are the supporting pillars.

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On both sides. They carry a partnership to success.

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Two Partners, One Goal

Your promise We expect our suppliers to be active, competent business partners who intensively concern...
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