Purchasing Excellence

Purchasing is the key lever to reduce costs!

Content / Structure

  • Cost optimization
  • Supplier reduction: generation of building effects, supplier selection, negotiations and resourcing
  • Consignment stock: selection of product groups, support in negotiations, training of suppliers, support with contract
  • Supplier Kanban: reduction of inventory, missing parts and scheduling effort
  • LCC (Low-Cost-Country): definition and implementation of effective LCC strategies
  • Negotiations: support of complex and difficult negotiations
  • Supplier cooperation projects: product value analysis, recalculation and process optimization on supplier premises
  • Purchased part analysis: analysis of the manufacturing costs of purchased items, realization of cost reduction and structural changes
  • Online purchasing: selection of suitable quantity, preparation of the tender, training and motivation of suppliers
  • E-procurement: generation of online catalogues for consumables, selection of potential product groups, negotiations with suppliers, training and motivation of suppliers and internal employees


Strategic Alignment

  • Operational and organizational structure design: lead buyer concept, separation of strategic and operational purchasing, implementation of project purchasing, implementation of efficient trouble shooting in case of delivery problems etc.
  • SQA (Supplier Quality Assurance)
  • Key Indicators : definition of key indicators, with focus an few but significant ones
  • Interim purchasing management


Supporting Processes

  • Make or Buy: Execution of make or buy analysis incl. risk assessment
  • Supplier assessment
  • Supplier audit regarding logistic and quality related performance



What do you get on top of this?

  • Long term experience in the area of supplier cooperation projects and of purchased parts analysis

Profound purchasing know-how based on a consulting team with experience in the automotive and supplier industry