What does Supplier Management mean?
It’s the overall process how we in Stora Enso manage our suppliers. Supplier management is our way of handling supplier on-boarding, evaluation and phase-out.
What is pre-qualification?
It’s how we on-board you as a new or existing supplier to take part in a tendering process. If you want to be a supplier for Stora Enso and take part in a tendering, you need to be pre-qualified first.
Why does Stora Enso require suppliers to pre-qualify?
As part of the sourcing strategy, Stora Enso aims to increase the co-operation with suppliers and decrease the overall number of suppliers. One implication of this strategy is the new supplier management process.
How long is the pre-qualification open?
After the first log in, you have 6 months to finalize the pre-qualification. You can log in and continue the process whenever.
What questions will I be asked?
The pre-qualification includes a basic list of questions such as contact details, product categories and your sub suppliers. The most important part is to sign and comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct.
How long does it take to pre-qualify?
It takes about 10 minutes to fill in the form. You will be notified within a few days when your registration is successful and you have been pre-qualified.
Can I stop at any time in the registration process and continue later?
When you have received a user name and ID confirmation, you can always log out and continue the registration at a later stage.
Who receives and handles my application?
Stora Enso has a central team who checks and approves all the applications. If there is any lack of clarity, you will be contacted.
I’ve received message that I’m pre-qualified, am I a supplier for Stora Enso now?
Not necessarily, you have been qualified to participate in tendering and may not yet be a supplier unless a contract has been rewarded and signed with you.
While registering, I found my company already registered. What do I do now?
You should get in touch with your Stora Enso contact person in order to get access to your account.
I am facing technical difficulties using the Stora Enso Supplier Management Portal, who can help me?
We have a helpdesk at your aid, email@example.com or call +44 203 3496600.
I’ve registered my company in the portal, but I want make an addition or a change. What do I do?
The basic registration data, such as organizational info can be edited at any time by logging in to the portal with your user ID and password. However in order to change any information from the questionnaire, you need to send an email to SESM.firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a D-U-N-S® number?
D-U-N-S® (The Data Universal Numbering System) number is an internationally recognised and globally used system to identify companies. Each company has a unique number which is created during the identification process i.e. companies are researched and identified through official databases before creating the D-U-N-S® number. D-U-N-S® numbers are maintained in Dun&Bradstreet database.
What if I don´t have / cannot find a D-U-N-S® number?
If you cannot find the D-U-N-S® number, you can apply for it from the system. Depending on the geography where you are located, it takes between one to seven days to get a D-U-N-S® number.
Why does Stora Enso require suppliers to have a D-U-N-S® number?
D-U-N-S® numbering is a globally used system i.e. it is not a SE unique way of identifying suppliers and, thus, it helps the supplier identification and creation of supplier family trees in order to maintain the same group companies under the same family tree.
Can there be more than one pre-qualification for the same supplier?
No, as the pre-qualification is based on the D-U-N-S® numbering, there can only be one D-U-N-S® number per company. Thus, one company can have one D-U-N-S® number and one pre-qualification. Also, SESM is responsible for checking and maintaining the database in order to secure that there is no duplicates.