Master Management

Thierry offers a comprehensive set of services in its Master Sample Management and Distribution Programs, providing efficiencies and benefits to OEMs and suppliers worldwide. 

The Master Sample Management and Distribution programs at Thierry meet all our customers’ needs with a start to finish process. Thierry receives material from suppliers and works together with them to meet the OEMs requirements for approved and certified master samples.  

Thierry is proud to have responsibility for the distribution of master samples for the following OEMs:

  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor Company
  • BMW Group
  • Cummins
  • Audi
  • Terex
  • Rittal
  • OPEL

Master Sample Distribution at Thierry

The process at Thierry begins with the receipt of master materials. We then process these materials to the specified sizes, for example, cutting textiles from the roll, spinning thread from a spool, and cutting webbing to proper lengths.

Each master is reviewed visually and numerically, when required. This is to guarantee that all masters meet the OEM approved color position and appearance. Only approved and certified master samples are distributed for use to the OEM and its suppliers. Quality control in the master sample management process is most important, as it promotes efficiency and color harmony in production.

Once the master samples have passed the quality control portion, they are then labeled and packaged according to OEM specifications. Uniform labels, folders and or envelopes are used for our OEM accounts globally. This helps OEM employees and suppliers properly identify the codes and parts they need, while keeping a consistent global identity for the OEM.

In order to maintain updated records for the stock of master samples, all items are entered into Thierry’s Inventory Control System. This system allows the OEM to keep track of current inventory for each master and manage replenishments to the stock as necessary. As a master is inserted into the Inventory Control System, it is also made available on Thierry’s secure online business portal. 

All Master sample items are available to the OEM and approved suppliers via the online web shop. Orders may be placed online or by fax, and all orders placed before 4 pm are shipped the same business day. 

All Master Sample Management and Distribution Programs are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs. It is always Thierry’s goal to provide the highest quality products and services, and we are constantly being updated to meet all of our customers expectations.

Automated quality control of interior master samples

Master samples library

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