At Airbus, partners and suppliers are part of an extended family, and they play a crucial role in the common business success.
Around 80% of Airbus’ activity is sourced. The company works with more than 12,000 suppliers worldwide that provide products and services for flying and non-flying parts.
Airbus continuously develops its supplier base, with an overall sourcing volume across the company valued at approximately €49.6 billion. Airbus has identified global sourcing as one of its long-term objectives and aims to source 40% outside Western Europe and the U.S. by 2020. Airbus’ external procurement is equivalent to over two-thirds of the company’s revenues
Airbus seeks partners and suppliers who share the company’s values. Transparency and trust are essential ingredients to work for the Airbus team. Partners and suppliers will need a proven track record of operational reliability and delivering on shared commitments. In particular, Airbus looks for partners who are ahead of the game, offering creative, innovative and digital solutions in a complex environment. This ensures Airbus provides first-class qualitative services to all of its customers.
Airbus Procurement is responsible for providing externally-sourced goods and services that meet quality requirements, on-time and on-cost, as agreed with the Airbus programs and operations functions.
It is important that consistent standards, policies and processes are applied across all Airbus entities and its supply chain.
All suppliers are urged to work within the established Airbus framework.
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