Pittsburgh General Office
Requirements for materials and services having multi-location use, high value and benefits from central coordination are purchased by the General Office Purchasing and Distribution Department. Additionally, it provides a focal point for developing and implementing strategic plans and innovations in materials, methods and equipment. Purchasing requirements for General Office will be handled by the General Purchasing.
Field Purchasing and Distribution (Plant, Regional and Zone)
Field Purchasing and Distribution professionals make most local purchases and administer area and national contracts and agreements. North American field personnel report directly or functionally to the respective purchasing or distribution section in Pittsburgh. (A list of field locations and personnel appears on the following pages.) For Europe, Corporate Purchasing and Distribution in Paris directly handles those activities best managed on a Europe-wide basis and provides functional oversight for the European subsidiaries’ purchasing and distribution organizations.
PPG is committed to providing products and services to our customers that fully meet their requirements on time, every time. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in every area of our business. The role of our suppliers is to help us to meet this commitment. Suppliers of materials and services are expected to help us optimize the use of their products or services to add maximum value to PPG and our customers.
PPG’s supplier base is one of our most important strategic resources, because PPG can only meet our customers’ requirements with the support of our suppliers. We intend to develop and maintain supplier relationships that are fair, ethical and focused on mutual continuous improvement and a shared responsibility to meet our customer requirements better. Purchasing and Distribution will be responsible, along with suppliers, for monitoring supplier performance and providing feedback to improve performance.
Minority Business Opportunity Program
PPG’s Minority Business Opportunity Program was established to achieve diversity in PPG’s supplier base. The program encourages fair consideration of minority business suppliers and contractors for qualification as suppliers of materials, goods or services. As in all purchasing decisions, suppliers are selected on the basis of providing a quality product or service that fully satisfies PPG’s business requirements.