The first step in Supplier Qualification is that each supplier must run through a basic qualification process
•a central “manual” check of basic supplier account and master data is performed when a new supplier is added to the Corporate Master Database (CMD),
a background check is conducted on the supplier in the sanctioned parties lists under the terms of German, European, U.S. and local laws, and
an intensive review of the integrity and qualification of the business partner is completed (due diligence review of suppliers in the role of business intermediaries).
These checks are a mandatory part of adding new suppliers to operational ordering systems.
Following successful basic qualification, additional steps may be required, depending on perceived risks. In order to complete this process, suppliers may be asked to provide further information, e.g. on management system certificates or on Corporate Responsibility
The responsible buyer who is interested in the suppliers’ products/services initiates the Supplier Qualification Process and remains the single point of contact for the supplier during the whole qualification process.
The Supplier Qualification Process currently consists of up to six different workflow integrated modules. Which modules are relevant for the supplier is determined by the “Qualification Classifier”, executed by the Siemens buyer. Through registration in our supplier platform click4suppliers easy, suppliers can process the different modules. The revalidation interval varies for the different modules and some modules only need to be processed once. A short description of the different modules is given below. For more information in regards to the qualification modules please contact the responsible Siemens buyer.