First Tier Supplier

A concept describing the level at which a given manufacturer is in the chain in the automotive industry.
1st Tier Supplier means a module supplier, 2nd tier supplier - a manufacturer of components for modules, and 3rd tier supplier - a supplier of individual parts needed by 2nd tier supplier.
From the point of view of logistics, knowledge of the specificity of tiers suppliers is key to ensuring the continuity of the supply chain for the automotive industry.