The Purchase and Stores manual has been developed on the foundation of following group values –
Integrity is honesty in every action. The Material Management team should act and take decisions in a mannerthat are fair, honest and follows the highest standards of professionalism. ‘Integrity’ should be the cornerstonefor all the deals, be it with customers, employees, suppliers, partners, shareholders, the communities or thegovernment.
Commitment is “Doing whatever it takes to deliver as promised”. Each one of the material management teamshould take ownership for their work, teams and the part of the organization they are responsible for. Throughthis value they shall build an even sharper results oriented culture that is high on reliability and accountability.Their commitment is likely to make them a formidable leader and competitor in every market that they arein.
Passion is a missionary zeal arising out of an emotional engagement with work, which inspires each one togive his or her best. All of the material management team are expected to be energetic and enthusiastic inthe pursuit of their goals and objectives. Material Management team should recruit and actively encourageemployees with a ‘Fire in the belly’. With this Value, they would build a culture of innovation and break-through thinking leading to superior customer satisfaction and Value creation.
Seamlessness is understood as thinking and working together across functional silos, hierarchy levels, acrossbusiness lines and geographies. Each one of the material management team shall demonstrate high level of teamwork through sharing and collaborative efforts and garner the synergy benefits from working together.Before the material managers can truly benefit from a borderless world, they need to build a borderlessorganization. They should visualize free flow of knowledge and information across the Group.
Speed is looked upon as responding to internal and external customers with a sense of urgency. They shouldcontinuously seek to crash timelines and ensure expeditious completion of their tasks. Through this Valuethey would build an agile and proactive organization that is prompt to respond to the present and future needsof their customers.