LONDON Independent communications equipment supplier, Telspec, has presented Infineon with its Supplier Excellence award for 2003. The award was in recognition of Infineon achieving 100% delivery performance rating each month from July to December, 2003. Infineon achieved an overall delivery performance for 2003 of 95.46%, a year in which the customer logistics management team was re-located from the UK to Ireland.
Telspec has its headquarters and R&D centre in Rochester, Kent, and its manufacturing plant in Perth, Scotland. The company’s purchasing team implemented their vendor rating system in 2003, as a joint development tool with key suppliers. Focus was placed on on-time delivery, product quality, supply chain liability and order lead-times.
Thirty-five key suppliers were selected for detailed review on a monthly basis. These suppliers account for 80% of Telspec’s spend per annum. Information collected was shared each month with the supplier for their comment. Periodically the ratings tables were shared amongst the suppliers, as a group, allowing each supplier to see how their rating compared overall.