Shared Service

Objectives of Purchasing

The Shared Service department paves the way for a lasting competitive edge for voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG. This advantage is achieved with a combination of excellent suppliers, efficiency, quality, flexibility and innovation. It is our contribution and the contribution of our suppliers to the added value of BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG.

The aspects of profitability, expedience and economy count here.

Robert Fruhwirth


+43 50304 20 37307


To achieve the BÖHLER Vision – ensuring success with a spirited, compliant company culture and customer satisfaction supported by delivery reliability, quality and service – the consequential use of internal and external potentials is a factor for success.

We offer our suppliers:

  • a long-term partnership
  • a concentration of A and B suppliers
  • a win-win situation
  • supplier management
  • continuous further development
  • a continuous improvement process (Supply Chain Improvement Process)
  • mutual problem solving
  • active collaboration among suppliers–purchasing-consumers
  • communication connecting buyer and supplier
  • e-procurement

Duties and responsibilities of the purchasing department:

  • guaranteeing the availability of high quality materials, services, investments, spare parts, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operating) goods and C-Articles.
  • minimizing the stock of auxiliary-/operating materials.
  • continuously decreasing of procurement process costs, costs of materials and Services.

Reliable, innovative and cost-conscious suppliers/manufacturers are the basis for a cooperative and long-term collaboration.  These are the aspects that determine the selection of a supplier, keeping the goal in mind of establishing preferred suppliers with whom we can develop strategic partnerships.

Supplier management consists of several different steps:

  • determining suppliers
  • selecting suppliers
  • qualifying suppliers
  • assessing and evaluating suppliers
  • developing suppliers

Selecting Suppliers

The supplier selection process occurs in accordance with the technical, commercial and strategic considerations of an interdisciplinary team at BÖHLER Edelstahl.

The following criteria are decisive:

  • Price
  • Purchasing strategy
  • Logistics services
  • Delivery time
  • Flexibility/service
  • Supplier classification
  • Reliability
  • Corporate advancement

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