The Purchasing department maintains and develops the contact with our suppliers and ensures that your product is placed at the correct supplier, based on the specifications and requirements of your product.
Suppliers are carefully inspected before cooperation. Based on capacities and qualities, the supplier might be added to the approved supplier list, in a certain category. This approved supplier list is then used to determine which suppliers are suitable to produce your product.
Even after the audit, we work closely together with the supplier to optimise the production process and the products. This gives LKL Staal years of relations with suppliers.
Our employees visit the production locations every week, to inspect the status of orders and physically inspect the products. When priorities change, they consult with the supplier about the possibilities of speeding up production. During these weekly visits, new requests are also discussed with the supplier.
The delivery performances of the suppliers are discussed monthly, based on the data of the logistical department and quality control, to see how delivery performance can be optimised.