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Procurement Management Consulting

Procurement Management & Supply Chain Consulting for the Automotive Sector

Innovative Procurement Management 

Procurement organizations in the automotive sector are the best in the world, but they work under considerable technical demands. Innovative thinking and permanent optimization go hand in hand. For car manufacturers and suppliers, procurement is a core activity that is closely linked to product management and production. Our automotive industry experts implement long-term supplier-side savings and improve supply chain performance.


Consulting for the Automotive Sector: How do we do it?

Procurement management consulting

Potential analysis

Depending on the level of your procurement, we analyse your goods and assess the efficiency of your processes to determine the right lever to make savings while maintaining or improving product quality. The results of this analysis show you the strengths of your procurement organizsation and the potential for improvement. Based on these findings, we then work with you to develop an appropriate strategy to unlock this potential.

Fully centralised procurement gives you a competitive edge

Centrally managed, efficient procurement makes a huge contribution to the value creation of your business. If your procurement is not fully centralised, we will optimize your procurement organization and build new partnerships for pooling services. We work with you to introduce efficient procurement processes and create a state-of-the-art organization. Through workshops and simulations, the processes are tested with all of the relevant participants to ensure that the processes have been successfully implemented.

Better determination of target prices with linear performance pricing for the automotive sector

Determining target prices has been a recognised cost reduction method in the automotive industry for many years. But what seems straightforward at first can sometimes be much more difficult in practice. The challenge is identifying the most relevant cost driver from many possibilities for each case, a task that requires both creativity and statistical expertise when it comes to more complex components such as tool inserts. Our many years of automotive industry experience mean that we know which materials are best suited to determining target prices and can therefore rapidly generate strong leverage for negotiation to achieve considerable savings. This gives you complete cost transparency for each category of materials.


Supply Chain Consulting

Create an optimal supplier portfolio

As an international specialist consultancy, we are equipped to support your global sourcing and manage your tenders and negotiations with international suppliers. Our Competence Centre for the Automotive Industry is in constant contact with the market and the challenges of the automotive sector, resulting in expert knowledge of the procurement market and the ability to employ targeted best-cost country sourcing to achieve considerable savings without any risk or drop in quality. In addition to your product and quality requirements and savings, selecting suppliers also focuses on improving the performance of your supply chain.

Efficient value creation across your entire supply chain

Alongside procurement levers, we consider your whole supply chain and carry out a performance check in order to build a high-performing value chain. This means putting your working capital to the test to optimize your cash flow and working together to achieve effective liquidity management. This process completes the lean management concept and rounds off a value chain at maximum efficiency.


The results:

  • Significant savings, which have a positive impact on your balance sheet
  • The ability to calculate target prices for your existing product portfolio and comparable new projects (project procurement)
  • Adoption of best practices and improved level of compliance
  • Determination of the value added by procurement and implementation of a state-of-the-art procurement organization
  • Continual improvement of value creation across the supply chain



Do you want to increase EBIT by means of significant savings in procurement, without jeopardizing quality?

Lars-Peter Häfele is at your disposal for any questions regarding a potential implementation in your company.


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What our clients say about us

Maryne Lemvik, CEO Skanem AS

„In an interactive sales training with a high degree of practical relevance, our sales staff learned how to approach negotiations like buyers. This change of perspective has decisively changed our sales negotiations. Thanks to INVERTO, our employees now feel better prepared and can draw on professional methods and tactics to achieve better negotiation results - a decisive step in the further development of our sales.“

Ole Anton Gulsvik, CEO, Seven Seas

„INVERTO conducted a detailed analysis of our international processes, and by introducing a new strategic approach for our procurement, it achieved substantial efficiency gains.“

Patrick Juhl, Head of Procurement, Seven Seas

„As a result of the central procurement organization implemented by INVERTO, as well as the pooling of demands, we were able to make double-digit percentage savings.“

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Thomas Pfeiffer, Head of Product Development at

„Together with INVERTO, we have achieved a result that we did not think possible at the beginning of the project. The overall package of tender preparation, service provider workshops and rounds of negotiations at top management level has raised our hosting landscape to a new level of price performance. I thoroughly recommend working with INVERTO.“

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Dr. Jürgen Wickl, Managing Director of Styria Media IT

„By preparing a functional specification, we managed to advertise requirements in a tailored way. INVERTO’s orientation towards precise customer requirements and benchmarks as well as professional negotiations has contributed significantly to the success of this project. The close involvement of employees in this structured tender process is an additional bonus, and something which will benefit us in years to come.“

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Siniša Mitrović, mag.oec., Managing director, Styria Tiskara Zagreb

„Due to the flexibility of the team, we managed to receive additional offers from suppliers and hence increase competition between existing suppliers. Through centralization of our former pick-up locations in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina we managed to reduce the operational work for our employees. Furthermore, this centralization led to a huge additional revenue from our waste paper business. The project work with INVERTO was very professional and made this great result possible.“

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Marc Lamure, Director, Montagu Private Equity Associates LLP

„INVERTO has helped D.O.R.C. with the professionalization of the procurement organization and accompanied the supplier negotiations for various products and services. By implementing new processes and working with procurement staff, the achieved savings enhance sustainability and will result in a more profitable organization.“

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Erwan Quemener, Purchasing Director, Chassis Brakes International

„INVERTO helped us in raising undreamed-of sources of savings in both direct material and indirect material areas. They did not only identify these potentials but they supported us in the implementation phase with a great professionalism.“

Nick Gerrard, CFO, MID Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

„INVERTO’s market and product knowledge have been invaluable in helping the Trust deliver substantial cost savings in a short space of time. They have the ability to talk the clinicians language, optimise the procurement process and deliver a result the trust could not have achieved itself.“

Bart Stubbe, Vice President of Purchasing LINPAC Group

„INVERTO are assisting LINPAC since early 2008 in transitioning from a decentralised to a category purchasing structure, bringing sourcing expertise, skilled resources, technology and methodology to recognise, create and release value to the company.“

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