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  • Supply Chain Management Strategy

    ASE is committed to maintaining the company's sustainable operations and ensuring sustainable supply. In our daily procurement operations, costs and overall value are taken into consideration. In addition to emphasizing fair trade between ASE and its suppliers, we further develop stable strategic partnership with our suppliers to cooperate closely and enhance competitiveness collectively. We also advocate establishing a sustainable supply chain with our suppliers to ensure that our customers do not suffer from any supply interruptions.

    In order to achieve our operational needs, ASE Group has integrated the Group's resources and formulated ASE supply chain strategies:
    1. Value Oriented: To purchase with the most competitive supply chain overall value.
    2. Diversified Sources: To keep at least two suppliers for each material.
    3. Quality First: To get the best quality material.
    4. Supply Chain Resilience: To ensure continuous supply of materials.
    5. Strategic Cooperation: To collaborate with suppliers to continuously improve competitiveness.
    6. Souring Conflict-Free Minerals: To ensure suppliers' products contain responsibly sourced conflict-free minerals. For more detail, please check ASE Group Corporate Policy for Sourcing Conflict Minerals.

    e-Supply Chain Collaboration

    Our supply chain is divided into the following categories according to the procurement type: raw materials, equipment, facility / engineering contractors, waste treatment contractors, transport and logistics as well as service-oriented outsourcers. We have established an integrated procurement system that includes an online portal. In 2011, we developed the ASE Electronic Supply Chain Planning and Collaboration platform named “e-Hub”. Both buyers and suppliers can execute requests for quotations, respond to purchase orders, send shipping notices, review CoC (Certificate of Conformance) submissions, check inventory and make payment inquiries online. The system enables supply chain information to be transparent and exchanged in real time, and the electronic records can be tracked and audited.

    ASE seeks to collaborate with supply partners to build a comprehensive inventory alert mechanism that will meet supply demands and raise the efficiency in logistics management, thus shortening the cycle time on both sides while strengthening business operations.

    Supplier Assessment

    Our supplier assessment is based on six key criteria; "Quality", "Cost", "Delivery", "Service", "Technology" and “Sustainable Development”. Evaluating the performance of our suppliers help ensure their conformance to operational excellence and prescribed standards based on the above criteria.

    We incorporate the results of the assessments into our procurement decisions:
    (a) Pass in Assessment
      For those who pass the assessment, we encourage our supply partners in different ways such as increasing purchase quantity, prioritizing material incoming, prioritizing usage, promoting goods to our customers, and public recognition to suppliers with excellent performance.
    (b) Fail in Assessment
      We request suppliers to submit improvement plans and also counsel them on corrective actions within a specified timeframe.