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DEKRA Supplier Assessment Program

Your supply chain is as strong as the weakest link

DEKRA provides independent supplier assessments, certification, and accreditation to guarantee capacity, quality and capability for all of your sourcing needs.

We all know the scenario: a top company rolls out a high-profile project. It should be a great success for the company and a step forward for the industry. Instead the software and hardware don’t communicate, the parts fail, or the equipment doesn’t work the way the public or customers were told it would. What should have been a major success turns into a public relations disaster. The money saved on the bottom line is now spent finding and fixing what went wrong. The cost of repairing the company’s reputation may be even higher. So what went wrong?

In many cases, the problem comes down to one thing: a weak link in the supply chain. Capable, quality suppliers are a key component to the success of any project. You need reliability and compatibility delivered on time along every step of your supply chain. Whether sourcing equipment, materials, or services, you need your suppliers to apply best management practices while implementing risk management and quality control.

DEKRA means confidence in your supplier solutions
DEKRA has the people and tools to provide in-depth, independent assessments of your supplier management systems to establish production capacity, design and manufacture capabilities, and quality assurance. With over 85 years in quality certification and accreditation, we have the expertise and experience to go beyond checklist evaluations or standard ‘yes/no’ answers. We support your partnership choices with comprehensive reports concerning a potential supplier’s management system. Our process and production risk management reports include suggestions regarding best management practices and benchmarking your suppliers against their leading competitors.

Mitigating risks backed up by independent data
DEKRA can mitigate the risk in your partnering decisions with a thorough assessment, including certification, of your supplier management systems to:

  • Determine design, manufacturing and delivery capability.
  • Ensure quality control, including evaluating testing methods.
  • Identify potential risk areas and suggest solutions for risk management.
  • Assure processes are in place for consistent quality and on time delivery.
  • Provide warnings for limited delivery capability or declining quality.

An independent DEKRA assessment provides your business with comprehensive knowledge of your potential supplier’s practices and capabilities; an independent analysis so your supplier choices are made with transparency and are backed up by hard data. We provide unbiased insights so you can choose which suppliers best suit your needs and which can best deliver on their promises, with comparisons to industry wide standards and other suppliers in the same industry.


For more information contact our office below:

US Western Regional Headquarters

Tel: 1-800-768-5362 x 72156 within US
Tel: 1-925-305-2700 x 72156 int.