Project management, production planning and productivity
Ensuring correct sourcing of parts
Controlling quality of NAMCs
Manage new hire training and IS equipment delivery for team members on 1st day
Route planning, logistics operations, customs compliance and exports
Hire members for truck/rail driving
Design vehicle part & components
Ensure facility & process readiness. Manage equipment installation and readiness. Ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
Capacity Setting Direction – Quality KPIs
Causal Sourcing Decision – Parts sourcing
Corporate Strategy Division – RMBSS – Request for Make vs. Buy Supplier Selection
The more we participate in company sponsored pizza lunches the more government spending we receive
Buyers assist in the strategies and sourcing to achieve corporate targets in Supplier Diversity. They also assist with Tier II MBE/WBE spend verification of Tier I suppliers.
They create NDAs for 3rd parties
Ensure on-time production of parts with good quality at mass production rate.
Teach TPS to tier 2 or 3 Suppliers
They dictate the logistical operations to decrease logistics costs
Purchasing is able to change the part design to be more cost affective
Strong negotiations during APR (Annual Price Review) help to achieve manufacturing improvements.