Suppliers World

Suppliers World

A capable, agile and responsive supply chain is critical for our business as we source more than 70% of the components for our vehicles from our suppliers. Our relationship with suppliers is very critical in meeting our market requirements. It is the responsibility of our Sourcing and Supply Chain function to evolve sourcing strategies aligned to our corporate vision, manage a competitive global supply base and set up inbound logistics for all manufacturing locations in India.

The function is divided into domains based on technology, namely Proprietary, Sheet Metal, Non Metallic, Castings, Forgings, Fasteners & Bar-machining, Steel and Corporate Logistics. It operates from its offices in Chennai, Gurgaon, Ras al-Khaimah and Shanghai.

Our key focus areas are:

  • Partnering with best-in-class suppliers
  • Conducting rigorous evaluation
  • Objective measurement and monitoring of supplier performance based on Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development and Management (QCLDM)
  • Inculcating TQM culture and driving continuous improvement
  • Engagement with suppliers for capability improvement through various initiatives
  • Joint development of parts
  • Deciding share of business on the basis of performance
  • Optimizing supplies in coordination with third party logistics (3PL) providers

The Supplier management process involves engaging suppliers and exchanging real time information with them. This is enabled through our web portals:

  • Supplier Performance Dashboard: Launched in Feb’15, the Supplier Performance Dashboard gives the latest data on individual supplier’s performance on Quality and Delivery parameters. Each supplier can view their performance on a daily/monthly basis and take necessary measures to improve the performance.
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM): Launched in May ’11 the SRM portal enables bi-directional exchange of information, facilitating better material planning for suppliers and Ashok Leyland.

To become a supply partner of Ashok Leyland, feel free to contact us at any of our offices.