ASCO manages the supply chain and its supplier base carefully to ensure a reliable route to its production sites and to maintain competitiveness of its core products. Its strategic focus is on:
- process and product quality
- reliable logistic performance
- technical competence
- total cost
ASCO selects its suppliers and evaluates them against these criteria and aims to build up long term stable relationships. The supplier development programs have exacting standards where continuous improvement in its supplier performance is expected.
Not only has ASCO established a supply and procurement base in the West but it is currently extending its supplier base into low cost environments (LCC’s).