The cornerstone of our production strategy is the “Bosch Production System” (BPS), designed to eliminate waste in production and all related business processes. BPS provides the basis for continuous improvements in quality, costs, and supply performance. We actively involve our suppliers in BPS activities and offer BPS training courses.
Furthermore we use special supplier development projects to jointly work on the implemenation of BPS principles. The aim is to continuously improve the productivity of our manufacturing chain.
The standardized lean processes based on BPS call for smooth, uninterrupted operations. That means our suppliers have to meet our requirements regarding flexibility, delivery frequency, and replenishment lead time – in a word, they must be “BPScompatible.”