The purchasing policy of MAPLAN GmbH


The purchasing policy of MAPLAN GmbH can be easily derived from our corporate objectives. The philosophy of MAPLAN GmbH is to seek in all directions long-term partnership cooperation for mutual benefit. We rely on efficient and highly reliable supply partners in order to be able to continuously delight our customers with new ideas and technologically advanced machines.
We create the foundation for shared and sustained success with new technologies, innovative ideas and a strong sense of cost awareness. This partnership is a prerequisite for the continuous optimization of the relevant performance levels in the supply chain, locally, regionally and globally.
We select supplier partners on the basis of objective and transparent criteria and always evaluate their supply performance on the basis of transparent criteria. The innovation ready approach of our supplier partners leads to ongoing product optimization which further safeguards our competitiveness and expansion of market shares.

MAPLAN GmbH requirements for suppliers:

  • High-end quality of supplied parts (0% complaint rate)
  • Minimum requirement for delivery reliability: >= 95 %
  • Sustainable price agreements and price stability
  • Experienced QM system / readiness for MAPLAN audit
  • Active communication and fast response time
  • Innovation and contribution to value analysis
  • Management according to modern ecological and social aspects

The 4 pillars of our purchase targets:

  • Accomplishment of potential cost savings according to TCO ( Total Cost of Ownership)
  • To secure stable material supply for the production line and the spare part section
  • Implementation of value analysis projects with strategic supply partners
  • Continuous improvement projects along the entire “supply chain”