As an IP company, we do not have an extensive supply chain of raw materials coming into the business. However, we do purchase a wide range of goods and services from a large number of suppliers. We attach great importance to the supply side of our value chain. Our suppliers provide critical goods and services that keep our organization alive and give us the ability to deliver to our technology Partners. These include the businesses that supply the IT infrastructure and services to support our globally distributed development teams, the facilities and building maintenance required to safely and securely provide for our rapidly growing workforce, and the global consulting, accounting and legal services from the hundreds of smaller suppliers who enable us to operate effectively.
These goods and services include the following:
- The IT infrastructure and services to support our globally distributed development teams.
- The facilities and building maintenance that is required to safely and securely provide for our rapidly growing workforce.
- The global consulting, accounting, and legal services from the hundreds of smaller suppliers who enable us to operate effectively.
Our suppliers are distributed globally. Where possible we support local suppliers and this is reflected in the distribution of our procurement of goods and services by location. We pride ourselves on the strength of the relationships we have with local suppliers, some of whom have supported us since we started out in 1990. Wherever possible, and practical, we believe in supporting our local community through our procurement decisions.
Engaging with our supply chain, Arm participates in the UN Global Compact. This initiative asks companies to embrace, support, and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values. These values cover the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. We already meet many of these requirements and encourage our suppliers to also support best practices. We communicate best practices through the Arm Terms of Business, and the Arm Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
Arm has introduced SAP Ariba to process our procurement activities electronically across a platform which will ultimately make the buying process easier for our people, and more importantly ensures that you are protected and paid on time.
The SAP Ariba service is designed to improve our end to end purchasing and payments process, providing you with a consistent experience when receiving and processing Arm Purchase Orders.
The video linked below is a recording of an on-line webinar we hosted for our suppliers, providing guidance on:
- Arm's SAP Ariba Supplier Network registration and onboarding process
- Key features of the SAP Ariba product
- Arm's No Purchase Order, No Buy policy
- The training and resources available to you