Requirements for Caterpillar Suppliers

 GETTING STARTED

  INVOICING & PAYMENTS

  • Invoicing & payments completed electronically
  • Standard payment terms of 60 days, 0% Discount
  • Standard invoice settlement schedule used
  • Annual review of supplier financial health completed

  TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Caterpillar prints and technical specification shared through supplier portal
  • APQP collaboration required from design through production
  • PPAP submissions required for most part numbers
  • Non-Disclosure & Security Agreement Required before communications
  • Should Cost Modeling - Open Book Pricing used

  SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Collaboration for freight, transportation, labeling, packaging, etc.
  • Utilize Caterpillar Container Program if requested
  • Collaboration required for shipments
  • Advanced Shipping Notices used to calculate Shipping Performance
  • 100% on time shipment expected

  DEMAND & ORDERS

  • Purchase Orders Received via EDI
  • 5-Year Capacity Planning required
  • Participate in Sales & Operations Planning with customers

  PERFORMANCE & PROCESS CONTROL

  • Received quality monitored using Parts Per Million calculations & % Dollars Rejected
  • Participate in Supplier Performance Management reviews with purchasing team
  • Continuous Improvement process required
  • Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification expected
  • Follow Caterpillar Supplier Quality Manual requirements
  • Supplier Development College utilized for on-boarding 

  NEW SUPPLIER PROFILE SUBMISSION

  eSOURCING RFI / RFP / RFQ SUBMISSION & eCONTRACT AUTHORING