How We Source
Dow's global Purchasing function is organized into distinct areas of focus. Suppliers will interact with two main centers:
- The Strategic Sourcing Center, which has global responsibility for negotiating supply arrangements for Dow businesses, functions, Joint Ventures and other non-affiliate companies. This team develops supply strategies and negotiates contracts for purchases of raw materials, packaging, logistics, information systems, capital projects, labor, services and on-going operational needs.
- The Purchasing Business Process Services Center, which manages all transactional activities related to contract administration for raw materials, packaging, logistics, information systems, capital projects, labor and services. Accounts Payable activities are managed through this center. Contracts are implemented by geography, project, or Dow business/functional unit. This team collaborates closely with the Strategic Sourcing Center to ensure effective implementation of the strategies and contracts at the sites.