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Who is Supply Management

Management of inbound inventory including Request for quotation, placement of Purchasing Order contract management. Supply Management plays a key role in ensuring the successful implementation of initiatives to improve rolling stock availability and reliability; as well as the timeous execution of overhauls and new build wagons.

Supply Management's objectives:

  • Meeting stringent purchasing support requirements to ensure the availability of critical items

  • Ensuring that 80% of material items are on contract and especially that all strategic commodities are placed on contract, whilst optimising costs, ensuring flexibility and reducing cycle time.

  • Establishing relationships with suppliers, so that there is a good visibility of inbound inventory, enabling minimised stock levels and reduction in net working capital.

  • Realising optimum value from strategic sourcing initiatives to ensure that Supply Management engages with Operations to achieve savings through demand management activities, dovetailing neatly into the Lean Projects that all businesses have embarked on.


How do you become a supplier 

Vendor Registration Process

In order for a supplier to be registered on Transnet Engineering's vendor master, the following must be complied with:

Benefits for supplier

The aim of the programme is to enhance relations between TE and its supplier with both parties enjoying the benefits of the technology.

BBBEE Guidelines

Transnet Engineering has affirmed its support for the RDP by committing itself to affirmative procurement since 1994.

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