Supply Chain Excellence
Our suppliers play a critical role in our ability to deliver the quality products and services our customers have come to expect. They help us fulfill our commitment to being a good corporate citizen and to employing sustainable business practices. Working together with our suppliers to ensure socially responsible performance and being good stewards of our environment is a key part of our corporate responsibility efforts.
By taking a proactive, long-term approach to our global supply chain, we meet our customers’ needs for quality, timely products. We have developed best-in-class supply chain relationships and core processes. And we work across all our businesses to ensure we maintain our world-class performance and continued value across the supply chain. One example is our online supplier registration portal, which helps our businesses better identify potential suppliers – and the information is shared throughout General Dynamics.
We continue to enhance our efforts through our Supply Chain Management Council, which includes experts from across our business who frequently meet to share ideas and best practices, leverage resources and create shared technologies and processes. The work of the Council ensures we capture the value created by our supply chain departments throughout the business.
General Dynamics is also committed to working with diverse businesses. We partner with small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, SBA-certified HUBZone small businesses, Native American-owned small businesses, minority owned companies and Ability One organizations.
General Dynamics is widely recognized for our efforts to develop and support a diverse supplier base, including:
- U.S. Department of Defense Nunn-Perry awards in recognition of outstanding Mentor-Protégé teams
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Champion and Corporate Achievement awards from the Center for Veterans Enterprise
- U.S. Department of Justice Small Business Awards