NEI Supplier partnerships rest firmly on a shared commitment to quality. Suppliers of Forgings, Machined Parts, Cages and Rolling elements continuously work with NEI on strong quality assurance initiatives. Supplier selection is an intensive four step process: Selection assessment, Technical approval, Commercial approval and PPAP approval. Only those Suppliers achieving more than 80% selection assessment rating are chosen for parts supplies.
NEI’s entire supply chain has a ‘Zero Defect’ approach. Suppliers are measured for quality performance at three levels: Receiving rejection, Shop Rejection and Customer rejection. All suppliers are evaluated every quarter against 8 quality parameters and are awarded performance rating.
NEI’s relationship with its suppliers is based on mutual growth. An unprecedented step in this direction is the national level formation of a cluster of suppliers. With this formation, quality training, world class consultancy, sharing of best business practices and a lot more has been passed on to our suppliers.
Furthermore, NEI encourages it’s a grade suppliers to move into Direct on Line (DOL) level which is a recognition for best quality consistency & reliable supply. The DOL suppliers go through a rigorous & stringent 9 months training, assessment & performance evaluation programme.
Regular interactive sessions with our suppliers ensures quality deliveries at every step of their association with NEI. We have also introduced a Rewards & Recognition programme to acknowledge and build stronger relationships with our suppliers.
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