The Purchasing Department has set up a structured process which has several phases:
1. Initial contact
The buyer makes initial contact with the supplier and informs them of Michelin’s requirements.
The potential supplier responds to a preliminary evaluation questionnaire which includes financial, technical, quality, SER and project management information.
There is a benchmarking process according to the supplier’s impact which includes site visits, on-site audits, approval, etc.For Raw Materials and Energy, a technical approval request is required.
3. Call for bids
When necessary, the buyer asks a supplier to put in a bid. This is followed by the negotiation phase.
4. Contractualising the relationship
Negotiations result in an agreement formalized by a contract or a purchase order.
The order and contract are carried out according to the specified conditions.