This process is structured into three main phases:
1. Clear communication of the standards that Brembo expects from its business partners in terms of product and service quality, correct environmental management and proper working conditions.
2. Assessment of suppliers’ capacity to meet technical specifications and requirements both during the qualification phase and during the business relationship.
3. Providing suppliers with support to continually improve their own performance and strengthen their ability to innovate.
It is for this reason that the Group promotes opportunities for supplier development, through collaborative initiatives that encourage direct discussion and the sharing of best practice.
Examples include the projects, coordinated by Brembo’s Supplier Quality function, involving a number of suppliers in programmes for assisted quality performance development.
These projects aim to support the development of Quality competencies in managing production processes, by analysing the processes themselves, sharing experiences and approaches with the aim of identifying the improvement solutions to be implemented.