Our Supplier Management for long-term Business Partnerships

With the help of our supplier management, we want to effectively shape, steer and develop our supplier relationships for the long-term.


The most important goals of our supplier management are:

  • Establishment and maintenance of long-term supplier partnerships
  • Supplier development and supplier optimization
  • Joint initiative to reduce costs and increase productivity
  • Group-wide transparency about the performance of suppliers
  • Sustainability along the entire value chain
  • Risk minimization

The business processes starting from supplier selection and qualification to supplier evaluation, supplier optimization and supplier development to the phase out of suppliers illustrated in the adjacent diagram help us to systematically control and optimize the external value chain and achieve our goals.

The basic process steps in supplier management are handled consistently across the Hochland group. The business-specific adaptation and implementation of these processes as well as the interface to the supplier is up to each local company itself.