MAN Truck & Bus
Together with our suppliers and partners, we are constantly seeking to improve our products and services. By using new technologies and, with innovative ideas and a marked cost-consciousness, we are laying the foundation for joint success. Our aim in international Supplier Development is to take recourse not only to our own knowledge and skills but also – and increasingly – to the knowledge, expertise, creativity and experience of our suppliers and partners: together we launch strategies for optimising cooperation – from improvements in the logistics chain through ensuring environmental protection and sustainable value creation right up to developing joint innovation and technology road maps.
Our success is based on collaborative efforts with our suppliers and partners. As a company operating on a global scale, we exploit the opportunities on the global procurement markets and assume social responsibility, both in terms of production material and the need for indirect purchasing. This means that we comply with the applicable laws, respect fundamental ethical principles and carry out our business sustainably at all times and in all ways. In line with this strategy, we also expect our suppliers and partners, as well as their employees, to behave responsibly and adhere to the MAN Code of Conduct for suppliers and business partners.
MAN Procurement shapes the future – customer-oriented, determined, with integrity, respect and as a strong team.
Accept no mistakes, make no mistakes, pass on no mistakes – based on this forward-looking zero-error principle MAN ensures optimum quality assurance measures. Together with you as a supplier, we set standards for process variables such as quality, adherence to deadlines and inventory costs. A continuous improvement process and our regularly certified quality management systems form the basis for swift implementation. We expect the same commitment from our suppliers and partners.
Our employees' commitment forms the basis for maintaining and developing our competitive edge. In the case of the procurement process, we respond to the increasing demands for such commitment by promoting targeted cultivation of our employees' technical and social competence.
Lean processes and short throughput times call for control over variant diversity, whilst tying up only minimum funds in materials and finished products. Our lean management ensures short decision-making channels for administrative processes. At the same time, it is important to consider both the organizational and technical side, as well as the human dimension, since only the people involved can ensure that measures are implemented efficiently and adverse workflows eliminated.
Protection of the environment is important to us. We have therefore created a management system that also covers preservation of the environment and environmental compatibility, in particular with regard to recycling, packaging, waste disposal and transport.
As a manufacturer of capital goods, we are looking mainly for business-to-business solutions. Taking into account cost/benefit aspects, we make efficient use of the internet. In this way, we ensure continuous improvement of procurement processes between suppliers and MAN by reducing transaction costs and transaction times.
Purchasing decisions are based solely on objective and plausible criteria. Suppliers and partners are selected and their performance assessed using uniform methods and criteria.
Customer satisfaction is our ultimate corporate goal. In our efforts to achieve it, we use interdisciplinary methods in order to guarantee the best combination of performance, delivery and price. Together with our suppliers and partners, we bear responsibility for ensuring that production parts, general material and services meet customers' high demands.
Economy is the name of the game. This calls for the highest quality standards in order to meet the expectations of our customers. This is why we define quality as an integral part of our corporate goals. Together with our suppliers, we undertake the task of guaranteeing the quality of purchased parts. Along with component quality, we attach great importance to process quality, which largely determines smooth operation of our logistics processes. Efficient IT systems that provide the right information in the necessary quality are an essential factor in achieving this. In the same way, it is a minimum requirement that general materials and services always conform with ISO standards 9001 and 14001. To assess the quality of our suppliers and partners, we regularly evaluate their efficiency in the fields of engineering, commercial processes, quality and logistics and inform them of the results.
In order to be competitive at all times, our procurement activities are undertaken systematically and on an international scale, and our global production facilities provide solutions offering low overall costs.
We see ourselves as a service provider within the company and also as a link between suppliers and partners as well as engineering and production operations. Based on our simultaneous engineering practices, integration from initial development to the maturity stage and subsequent series production is a basic requirement for fulfilling our job as a service provider within the company to the best of our ability. Open communication between you and us is just as much a part of this.
Being a partner via our Group business platform means:
After completing a multi-level registration process, you will be authorized to use the applications and information services activated accordingly.
You will find detailed explanations of all processes in the portal and if necessary, support will be provided by the integration team (see contact).
Link to the Group business platform:
For initial contact please send an e-mail to:
MAN expects suppliers and business partners as well as their employees to act responsibly and to comply with applicable laws and respect fundamental ethical values at all times and in all places.
MAN has therefore issued its own Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Business Partners, which contains minimum ethical standards that MAN's suppliers and business partners undertake to observe.
Please refer to the MAN Code of Conduct
Link to current VDA guidelines, e.g. call-off formats
Logistics documents issued by MAN Truck & Bus SE (MTB) and its subsidiaries (MAN Group) in the product development phase:
We provide partners with extensive information and services to ensure ongoing optimization of our working relationship. If you wish to use these applications, you will need to obtain authorized access using your company name and accounts payable number, or user name and password.
You can download our purchasing guidelines from the Company Website.
This is where you can find full information on the different aspects of our contractual partnerships. You can download detailed information on our purchasing guidelines and conditions, packaging, standards and factory regulations.
The MAN Truck & Bus AG CAD portal is an important communication platform for MAN Truck & Bus AG and its partners. The CAD portal has set itself the following goals:
The CAD portal has moved and can be found on the Portal Technische Dokumentation (PTD) now.