To expand its panel of suppliers, Naval Group is constantly looking for new partners who share its ambitions and challenges but also its values and commitments in terms of CSR
Naval Group’s performance in naval defence is closely linked to that of its panel of suppliers. This panel represents one of the group's veritable assets and contributes to its value chain: two-thirds of its revenue comes from the purchasing activity.
worth of purchases
basic ordering agreements
Purchasing categories at Naval Group
- Operating overheads
- IT and telecommunications
- Design and innovation services
- Industrial services
- Platform equipment and supplies
- Energy and propulsion
- Combat system
Managing supplier relations
Naval Group is continuously seeking new partners that can open up potential in terms of operational and economic performance improvement, innovation and international development to meet local production challenges. The Naval Group supplier panel is structured according to the impact of its suppliers on its performance or development. For each supplier in the panel, a lead buyer manages the relationship for the group.
From pre-selection to supplier development
Naval Group identifies suppliers based on market monitoring and spontaneous supplier applications.
The potential for collaboration is then assessed with respect to Naval Group's needs in order to preselect suppliers.
The pre-selected supplier completes a pre-qualification file that allows Naval Group to validate the supplier's ability to meet its requirements in terms of compliance, Health and Safety at Work and Environment (H&SW/E), quality, technique, industrial capacity, etc.
A technical and/or quality audit may complete the qualification.
Supplier performance is analysed annually according to group criteria: technique, quality, costs, lead times, H&SW/E, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance, etc.
If this performance measurement exhibits shortcomings, areas for progress can be identified.
Naval Group identifies the suppliers to be developed according to their importance, their criticality for its activities and the result of their annual assessment.
Naval Group supports its suppliers in this approach, set out in development and quality improvement plans.
Becoming a supplier
Would you like to join Naval Group’s panel of suppliers? If your business matches the areas of competence sought by Naval Group, you can introduce your company and your activities via the application form.