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Information for business partners

Information for business partners

Cooperation on an equal footing: transparency, mutual trust, and fairness define the business relationship between Bosch and its partners. In the spirit of the founder, these values are at the core of every company decision and every action. For mutual success — today and in future.

Foundation of our cooperation: Responsibility and sustainability

For Bosch, the values responsibility and sustainability have always been intertwined. Ethically correct and resource conserving business conduct is the basis for a responsible business relationship.

Purchasing Terms and Conditions

The contractual basis for the cooperation between Bosch and partners in selected regions is listed below. Additional country-specific regulations are possible.

Logistics: Regulations and Standards

Clear rules and agreements make life easier. The supplier guidelines for Logistics help to improve the supplier relationships.

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Supplier guidelines for Logistics

Logistics Supplier Manual

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Previous version 4.0:

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Global Transport Label (GTL)

Requirements of Bosch for the implementation of the Global Transport Label (GTL) according to VDA recommendation 4994.

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Logistics Failure Catalogue

Regional regulations

Following amendments of the supply chain manual logistics apply.

YBFR labeling procedure for suppliers

EDI Portal

In addition to the SupplyOn platform, Bosch also uses Classic EDI for data transfer.

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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Package shipments with the logistics service provider GLS

Quality: Regulations and Standards

Quality as success factor: further requirements and information regarding quality management are listed below.

General quality documents

Requirement for Quality Management System (Certificates)

Specific quality documents

Building Technologies

Supplier Quality Requirement

Problem Solving Sheet

Cooperation for New Products

Change Management

Drive and Controls

Invoicing & Payment information

Electronic invoicing

Electronic invoicing with Bosch

Everything about electronic invoicing

Bosch is receiving a wide range of financial documents. In order to increase automation of accounting processes Bosch has targeted to reduce paper invoices to a minimum to benefit from the advantages of an electronic document exchange. Given that digitalised processes enable efficiency and sustainability, Bosch offers its suppliers multiple ways to submit invoices electronically.

Let's benefit together from the advantages of an electronic document exchange.

Electronic invoicing
Invoice requirements

Invoice Requirements

Santander and citi supplier financing program

Supplier Finance Program

Supplier Finance Program

Bosch suppliers can participate voluntarily in the Supplier Finance Programs (SFP) offered by our partner banks. SFP provides the opportunity to the suppliers to assign their receivables to the partner banks and improve their liquidity and cash flow.

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Finance Portal

Finance Portal

Finance Portal

The Finance Portal provides a higher service level for Bosch suppliers, increases transparency and reduces administrative efforts.

• Display invoice details and status
• General inquiry creation
• Request for balance confirmation
• Dunning creation
• Possibility for invoice creation (if registered for eInvoicing)

Finance Portal

Further information

Supplier Innovation Portal Startups

Supplier Innovation Portal

Your innovation for joint success

Is your company, startup or institution offering innovative solutions? Are you interested in successful partnerships?

Via our Corporate Innovation Gateway you can apply with your innovation proposal and become a supplier or cooperation partner. Your patented products, processes and materials of different technology categories are very welcome.

Purchasing SupplyOn training

Supplier Trainings

Supplier Trainings

Bosch offers valuable seminar programs for suppliers in several languages to choose from.

Our web based trainings (WBT) have been developed by our experts and are offered free of charge via the SupplyOn platform.
Directlink Corporate Social Responsibility WBT
Link to further WBTs

Furthermore, we are offering face-to-face trainings for „Problem Solving Process: 8D Methodology“ for both beginners and advanced users.
Further information regarding the training and registration possibilities can be found here.

Purchasing SupplyOn training
Purchasing SupplyOn services



SupplyOn is the platform used by Bosch for an efficient and digital connection to our partners.

Purchasing SupplyOn services

Potential new suppliers

Bosch monitors the market and approaches potential partners actively. However, particularly competitive products and services can be reported via an email to the Bosch Service Center with a clear reference to the respective material field.

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