Success Through Partnership

Jacobs Vehicle Systems awards its business to suppliers who deliver the best quality, value and service, at the most competitive cost. Our suppliers are innovative and dedicated to driving continuous improvement throughout their operations and delivering value to Jacobs’ supply chain. Together, Jacobs and its suppliers address all aspects of cost reduction, waste elimination and efficiency improvement, enabling them to compete in a dynamic global environment.

As an integrated operating company, Jacobs harnesses its size, strength and scope of procurement through the principles, common tools, and processes of the Altra Business System. This enables Jacobs to drive change and to rapidly leverage best practices across the organization. To this end, the Supply Chain Management and Supplier Quality teams actively assist in improving profitability and accelerating the realignment and global consolidation of our businesses. Our efforts benefit our customers, shareholders and the communities in which we live and work.

Supplier Quality

The goal of the Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ Supplier Quality Manual is to communicate clearly the requirements of doing business with our company and to develop systems that drive continual improvement, prevent defects, and reduce variation and waste throughout the entire supply chain. Information presented in this manual takes precedence, unless officially notified by authorized Jacobs’ personnel.

Download Supplier Quality Manual
PDF | Revision 08/2020

Download 8D Form - Problem Solving Corrective Action Report
Word Document | Revision 09/2018

Download Supplier Deviation Request
Word Document | Revision 09/2018

Download Supplier Change Request 
Word Document | Revision 09/2018

Comprehensive Supplier Evaluation Report

This Comprehensive Supplier Evaluation Report requests information from suppliers, including the primary contacts, the quality system certification, the environmental system certification, confidentiality agreement information, and details about the supplier’s facilities and general company data, logistics, financial health, and other details essential for the evaluation process. 

Download Comprehensive Supplier Evaluation Report 
Word Document | Revision 09/2018

PPAP Workbook

Jacobs’ Supplier PPAP Workbook is used for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions.  Separate tabs are included for each section of the PPAP (as shown in the AIAG PPAP Manual, fourth edition).  Specific instructions for use of the workbook are included in the first tab.  When completing the Part Submission Warrant, refer to the Chemical Restrictions - Declarable List for restricted and reportable substances.

Download PPAP Workbook
Excel Document | Revision 06/2020

Download Chemical Restrictions Declarable List (pdf) 

Download Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

LTL Routing Guide

This Routing Guide is for shipments 150 to 9,999 lbs. Suppliers are required to use the primary carrier unless otherwise directed and approved by their Purchasing contact at Jacobs. Jacobs Purchasing contact will advise the freight carrier to use for shipments 10,000 lbs. and above.

Download LTL Routing Guide 
PDF | Updated 01/2019

General Terms and Conditions for Suppliers

These GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS apply to all purchase orders and supersede all prior Jacobs Vehicle Systems GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. 

Download General Terms and Conditions 
PDF | Updated 10/2018

Standard Terms & Conditions for Purchase of Capital Equipment

These STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PURCHASE OF CAPITAL EQUIPMENT are effective as of September 13, 2017 and apply to all Equipment Supply Agreements from that date forward. 

Download Standard Terms & Conditions for Purchase of Capital Equipment 
PDF | Updated 09/2017