Project Management Purchasing
Project Management and Preventive Quality Planning Purchasing (PPx) manages the different projects, from platform and application projects to pre-series and series business until end-of-life (EOL). The PPx is the purchasing interface to the business units/divisions and the internal customers of Automotive Purchasing. PPx is aligned towards the needs of these internal customers. To ensure close cooperation the PPx is located in proximity to business units or the main development locations. PPx plays a key role in technical supplier meetings (TLG) and is responsible for technical cost saving projects during series production.Technical Service Centre
The Technical Service Center (TSC) is the single point of contact for technical communication with the regional supplier plant. TSC is organized according to material fields and oriented towards regional supplier clusters. Being close to the suppliers ensures quick cycle time in all technical communication. TSC is able to solve any technical issues using the principle of “on-site, on-the-spot”. They are responsible for dealing with issues related to quality and process. TSC is in close communication with Plant Quality Automotive (PQA), Project Management and Preventive Quality Planning Purchasing (PPx), Automotive Supplier Development (ASD) and with suppliers. TSC works in tandem with Material Field Purchasing (ABxy).Indirect Purchasing
Indirect Purchasing is responsible for the procurement of goods and services other than trading goods and materials directly used in the manufacture of products at Bosch, e.g. capital equipment, factory & office consumables, utilities, services.Materials Planning
Materials planning is responsible for the OE Supply Chain at RBAU covering all processes from receipt of customer orders through to scheduling suppliers and own manufacture and dispatching finished goods. We service local and export OE customers as well as OES and IAM with own manufactured products.
Our aim is to achieve high customer service levels whilst minimising costs to the business through reducing stocks, limiting premium freight and improving overall OE supply chain processes.