Earlier this week, Stellantis honored 12 of its global suppliers across 9 categories for their outstanding quality, commitment, and operational excellence in 2021.
Maxime Picat, Chief Purchasing and Supply Chain Officer, and other members of Stellantis’ top executive team announced the award winners during a virtual event with more than 100 suppliers in attendance.
“Congratulations to all 12 winners for their exceptional contribution to Stellantis,” said Picat. “They are the proof that whatever the environment, great teams can make the difference. Being able to properly plan and execute in that context is a real competitive advantage, creating value for all stakeholders. Both Stellantis’ ambition and the current environment will lead us to strengthen our partnerships and to find new solutions, new business models, and new opportunities together with our business partners.”
Outlined in the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, Stellantis announced plans to reach 100% of passenger car BEV sales mix in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck BEV sales mix in North America while reducing complexity and lowering the cost by 40%. These targets are a key focus of the purchasing and supply chain team as Stellantis moves to provide clean, safe, and affordable transportation for all.
“With your innovation and efficiency and our scale and great strategic plan, we can create together huge value and contribute to clean, safe and affordable mobility for our end customers,” Picat told suppliers. “But to do so, we need to reinforce our relationships. I strongly believe in the importance of supplier relations. More communication. More transparency. More shared vision of the future.”
So who are the winners?
- Quality First – Lear is recognized for its achievements and commitment to industrial development and production.
- Competitiveness – Yazaki and Honeywell are acknowledged for their outstanding performance in terms of savings (commercial, process, technical solutions, and logistics) and proposals for a cost reduction portfolio.
- Program Management – Flex-N-Gate and Sumitomo Electric are commended for the quality of their deliverables, respect for schedule, control of cost drift, project management, successful launches, and technical expertise.
- Aftermarket Performance – Argus is recognized for providing excellent service related to the installation of Aftermarket products and parts, ensuring quality vehicles and customer experience.
- Innovation – Röchling Automotive is honored for proposing breakthrough technical solutions and new value-creating services.
- Indirect Material Services – SBM Management is recognized for its service, quality, cost, on-time delivery, and responsiveness.
- Corporate Social Responsibility – Aptiv is rewarded for its environmental, social, and ethical performance, as well as for the control of its subcontracting chain.
- Indirect Capex – Geico Taikisha is recognized as the top Capex supplier and for its expertise in developing highly technical production equipment and ensuring its implementation with the utmost rigor of execution.
- Supply Chain – Valeo and Wallenius Wilhelmsen are recognized for their excellence in maintaining the continuity of Stellantis’ supply chain for production tool capacity and vehicle logistics, respectively. The suppliers also distinguished themselves by their reliability in the execution of the manufacturing and delivery programs.