Uwe-Karsten Städter: “Meeting our responsibilities to society and partners”
Since the beginning of May, cars have once again been rolling off the production line in the Stuttgart and Leipzig plants. Member of the Executive Board responsible for Procurement Uwe-Karsten Städter and Head of the Coronavirus Task Force Olaf Bollmann explain how they kept the supply chain up and running and the role the suppliers played in this.
Porsche has a high level of external added value. What is its regional distribution?
The supply chain was disrupted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Have you already taken precautions in case of a possible second wave? Städter: The primary focus of our preparations has naturally been to ensure a successful restart, because that was by no means straightforward. Early communication with suppliers was important for this. Our purchasing teams were in touch with critical suppliers on a daily basis to ask them about their situation. From this ongoing communication, we’ve also drawn conclusions for a possible second wave of the pandemic.
Have you helped your suppliers in keeping up with your pace during the production ramp-up?
How far does this solidarity with suppliers extend? Did you also provide direct financial assistance to strategically important suppliers?
Jun 30, 2020 at 19:30