Doing Business With DST

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Tom Ferrell
Chief Procurement Officer

The DST Global Procurement organization is committed to the suppliers and communities that DST serves. Through Corporate Strategies such as the Supplier Diversity program, we enhance the competitiveness of our supplier base while increasing opportunities for diverse suppliers.

We are the organization within all of DST for suppliers to conduct discussions and transact business. We are committed to:

  1. Fair dealing and transparency. We adhere to and ensure compliance with laws governing the industries we serve and hold our suppliers to the same high standards. We conduct business with the highest level of ethical standards and fairness. We ensure that we source and procure goods and services strategically from qualified suppliers who can meet our ever changing business needs in the areas of cost, quality, and service.
  2. Best-in-class functionality. We embrace best practices necessary to maximize supply chain effectiveness and efficiency. We continually work to improve our policies, processes, procedures, and technology, and expect the same from our supplier base.
  3. Building strong supplier relationships. We seek supplier relationships that serve common interests of both parties. We believe in the ability of all our suppliers to add value by bringing cost-effective solutions and best in class strategies. Our suppliers are leaders in the areas of operational excellence, technology advancement, cost management, and have a culture of continuous improvement.
  4. Creating a collaborative environment. Our suppliers are an extension of the DST team and thus held accountable for delivering business success through the goods and services they provide. Together, we monitor and measure performance and regularly meet to examine ways to continuously improve our relationship.
  5. Continuously innovation DST suppliers must continue to invest in their business to maintain their competitive edge. Maintaining your market leadership through innovation is a key enabler to our collective success.
  6. Governing the relationship with our suppliers. We will guide our suppliers through the DST organization and ensure a balanced approach to serving our clients’ needs.

Thank you to our current suppliers for your outstanding performance and continued support. Please visit eSupplier, our supplier portal on a regular basis. To potential suppliers, thank you for your interest in doing business with DST. Please contact us to discuss your capabilities. To diverse suppliers, please let us know about your business enterprise through our Diverse Supplier registration portal.

Tom Ferrell
Chief Procurement Officer