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
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.
- 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.