Our diverse supply base is comprised of more than 800 domestic and worldwide suppliers. This gives our supply team a wide range of options to select from when making sourcing decisions. We continuously develop and collaborate with sources that focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to ensure appropriate alignment with our customers’ needs, our organizational goals, and market conditions.
There are a number of actions we take to ensure consistency across the supply base. These include tracking quality, service and on-time delivery. By tracking and monitoring these key performance indicators, we are able to watch for trends and can benchmark suppliers against their competition.