Supply Management Mission
To support Wärtsilä through the whole product life cycle by ensuring supply with the right Quality, Delivered on time with the lowest total Cost and fulfilling our lead time requirements.
We build excellent long term relations with our key suppliers, create strong commitment to become the preferred customer. We select the right suppliers by benchmarking and sourcing globally. We optimize and innovate the supply chain and invite our Suppliers early in our development processes. We develop our people and our organization to reach World Class Performance.
Supply Management in Wärtsilä is a fundamental part of Wärtsilä's business. Starting from the 1st of January 2014 the three Wärtsilä businesses - Services, Ship Power and Power Plants - are accountable for sourcing and incorporates Supply Management in their respective organization. By this setup the businesses have control of their own operations and end-to-end performances from product development to sales, and integrate Supply Management in their value chains.
In order to secure coordinated interfaces and synergies for the cross-divisional supplier base, Supply Management in Wärtsilä is organized through a category management structure.
The direct material products and components are divided into 19 different categories each of them based on cross functional category teams. Direct material categories are divided under Wärtsilä businesses based on the major volume distribution of the materials and components of each category. The categories are managed by a category team, headed by a category manager with his / her strategic purchasers and supply development engineers. The teams are cross functionally linked to stakeholders from research & development, technology, product engineering as well as relevant representatives of the business lines.
The indirect materials and services are divided into 9 categories. Indirect Purchasing belongs to the Central Supply Management organization and is managing the strategic sourcing activities for indirect materials and services in all businesses and support functions.
One of the key elements in the competitive advantages of Wärtsilä in the market is a highly committed supplier network created around our products and services. The success of Wärtsilä also leads to the success of our suppliers; consequently – a mutual benefit and opportunity. To make this relation a common success we need to share the same vision and have common targets. Our key focus areas are high Quality standards, on time Delivery and competitive Cost levels; in that order. Not forgetting the importance of short Lead Times.
The expectation we have on ourselves and our supplier network is that we together continuously work on improving our performance and processes towards excellence. This requires that we constantly measure our performance and the effectiveness of our processes, and that we benchmark ourselves with best practice.
We strongly believe that our suppliers should be closely and early involved in our product development. We believe that the prerequisite for that is a long term relation built on strong trust.
Many suppliers have already taken the opportunity to accept the challenge to join our supplier network. Even so we are always interested in new suppliers willing to accept the challenge to strive for excellence.
In addition Wärtsilä is continuously working with the supply chain where we since several years back have started significant production in Asia and other parts of the world. This means that we are especially looking for committed suppliers in Asia, but also from other parts where Wärtsilä is setting up production. That can be either new suppliers in the region or current suppliers willing to join us in our global model by also setting up production in the same region.
If you belong to our supplier network already today we are looking forward to continue the work with you towards excellence. We expect that you proactively challenge also us in this work. If you are not a part of our supplier network and would like to take on the challenge to join our stimulating network; do not hesitate to contact us.
Engine Blocks & Cylinder Heads
Engine blocks, Cylinder heads, External machining of Engine Blocks & Cylinder Heads
Crankshafts, Camshafts, Connecting rods, Propeller shafts, Gear & PTO shafts, Other forged components, External machining of Forgings
Gears, On-Engine Coolers & Propulsion Hydraulics
Engine gearwheels, Propulsion gearwheels, Gearboxes, Air & Oil coolers, Heat exchangers, Hydraulic controls & power packs, Turning devices
Valves, Rotators & Bearings
Inlet & outlet valves, Valve seats, Valve guides, Valve rotators, Valve mechanisms, Special bearings, Standard bearings, Bushes, Springs
Pistons and Cylinder Liners
Pistons and piston components, Piston rings, AP rings, Cylinder liners, Pistons pins, Stuffing boxes
Common base frames, Steel pipes, Propeller Nozzles, Oil sumps, Flanges & brackets, Air receivers, Other metal constructions, External machining of Metal Constructions
Small and Medium Size Castings
Castings for engines (excluding blocks & heads), Propulsion castings, Gearbox castings, Valve mechanism, External machining of Medium Size Castings
2S & 4S turbochargers, 2-stage turbochargers
Fuel Injection Equipment
Mechanical fuel systems, Common Rail & RT-flex, HP fuel pipes, Gas components, Hydraulic engine components
Auxiliary Modules & Systems
Feeder/booster modules, Wärtsilä 20 power skid, Exhaust gas modules. Exhaust att. modules, Gas supply modules
Electric Power Systems
Generators, Thruster motors, Propulsion motors, Auxiliary LV motors, Transformers, Black start units, Frequency Converters
Automation & Power Distribution
AMS-IAS, Relay Control panels, Extended automation, Advanced automation, Basic automation, Maneuvering Control + Dynamic Positioning, Distributed Control Systems...
Engine Management & Embedded Controls
Cabinets, thin plate construction, Other automation products “off the selves”, Sensors, Electronic modules, Actuators, Cables, Solenoid valves
Radiators & Heaters, Separators, Cooling towers, Control & Air compressors, Couplings, Clutches, Brakes
Insulation & Vibration Parts
Insulation boxes/modules, Vibration dampers, Elastic mountings, Couplings, Clutches, Bellows, Control valves
Energy Efficiency & After Treatment
Noise attenuation, Exhaust gas rupture disks, Exhaust gas venting, Catalysts, Fluid Gas, Desulphurization & Scrubbers, Emission monitoring systems, Energy Efficiency (WHRS, etc. including turbines & boilers) Cells
Standard Parts & Pneumatics
O-rings , seals & gaskets, Hoses, Standard parts, Special bolts, Process valves, Pneumatic components, Chemicals, Gauges, Fasteners, nails and charges
Process Ventilation, Walls and Roof materials, Cranes, AC & ventilation, Insulation (wool), Fire protection, Civil related electrification, Other civil related mechanical
Pumps & Filters
Water & oil pumps, Direct driven pumps, Filters
Flights, Hotels, Car rental, Travel agency, Travel insurance, Credit cards
IT & Telecom
Servers, Computers, Software, Datacom, Telephony, Maintenance
Utilities, Security, Cleaning, Furniture, Cranes, Rental, Maintenance
Packing materials, Internal transport equipment , Machining- and hand tools, Lifting tools, Fuels, lubricants, Chemicals, Industrial gases, Maintenance
Communications & Branding, Office Supplies & Equipment
Advertisement, Printed material, Exhibitions/events, Promotional items, Printers, copiers, beamers, Paper, toners, IT- and desk accessories, Vending machines
Continuous transports, Project related transports, Port handling & stevedoring, Customs clearance
Consultants, Training, Catering, Work clothes, safety equipment, Car leasing, Mail/couriers, Copying services, Health care, Insurances