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One of the most important stakeholders ensuring the continuity and sustainability of the business, Toyota’s supply chain is comprised of approximately 100 companies in the categories of parts and raw material. In order to integrate the company’s culture of quality, all partners are assessed according to criteria regarding quality, logistics process, service capacity, cost, and compliance with Environmental Procurement Guide requirements. To this end, the area responsible for contracting at TDB takes into account internal drivers such as the Environmental Procurement Guide, the Corporate Responsibility Guide, and the Toyota Procurement Policy.
Toyota has been advancing year after year in the evaluation and monitoring of several criteria that help the company to ensure lasting and ethical relationships. To this end, the company also developed engagement actions in topics related to social, fiscal, TPS, FMDS/Quality Safety aspects, and Environmental Awareness. In the last fiscal year (2017/2018), over 35 companies were involved.
The best in 2018
Working in partnership also means recognizing those who excel in providing services to Toyota do Brasil. Thus, in April 2017, the company held the 16th edition of the “Suppliers Conference,” an award recognizing suppliers who reached the goals and exceeded expectations regarding services and products delivered during the year.
In all, 21 suppliers received the excellence degree in four categories: Quality, Logistics, Cost Reduction, and Special Recognition, as well as two other categories, Value Engineering and Value Analysis (VA/VE), and Environment. Among them, the company Pioneer was awarded Best Supplier in 2017 - having reached 100% of the goals in each of the categories proposed by the award. Here are the winning companies in each category:
• Quality: Dana, G-KT Brasil, Mahle, NSK Brasil, Plastic Omnium, Schaeffler, and TPR
• Logistics: Bosal, Casco, G-KT Brasil, NSK Brasil, Sanko, and ZF Lemforder
• Cost reduction: Aisin AI, Denso, Panasonic, SGBR, Stanley, Tyco, Yazaki, and Zanettini Barossi
• Best Value Engineering and Value Analysis (VA/VE): Yazaki
• Environment: Kanjiko