Every year MEYER WERFT presents the "Partner des Jahres" award to selected suppliers. This award is based on the supplier rating that was introduced in 2005 within the framework of the shipyard's supplier management. Since then these ratings have become an ongoing process.
In the supplier rating basically the suppliers' performance is evaluated in terms of price, reliability and quality per ship. Another key component is the evaluation of the shipyard by its suppliers. All efforts are geared to a permanent improvement of the shipyard's cooperation with its suppliers.
Up to 800 suppliers are involved in the construction of a high-quality cruise ship. The shipyard's partners come from companies from the north and south of Germany as well as companies abroad. The "family of suppliers" includes the most varied companies, small craft enterprises as well as major corporate groups. Roughly 75 per cent of a cruise ship are contracted out to suppliers. The shipyard's yearly purchase volume amounts to EUR 500 - 700 m. More than 10,000 people are working for MEYER WERFT as employees in all the partner companies.