APQP: Quality planning process in supplier management standardized worldwide
In just nine months, consultants and developers from CLC xinteg GmbH, together with the project team from ZF Friedrichshafen AG, succeeded in standardizing important supplier management processes and making them more user-friendly and efficient.
"That was a really sporting achievement," we sometimes hear ourselves say when we look back on the successful completion of a tightly timed, tightly scheduled project. Developing and implementing the SAP interface to a collaboration platform that ZF Friedrichshafen AG uses as the basis for its supplier management was athletic in every respect - and very successful in the end. Because now ZF employees and suppliers benefit from great time savings and significantly faster processes. One reason for this is the SAP interface developed by CLC xinteg, which transfers data automatically - in both directions. This is a real added value, because decision-making and approval processes can be controlled in a more targeted manner via an SAP workflow and documented in a verifiable manner.
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ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF is a globally active technology group and supplies systems for mobility in passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology. The company, which acquired WABCO Holdings Inc. on May 29, 2020, now has 160,000 employees worldwide at around 260 locations in 41 countries. In 2019, the two companies, which were still independent at the time, generated sales of €36.5 billion (ZF) and $3.4 billion (WABCO).
Technology group / automotive supplier