Procurement & Supply Chain Consulting for the Electronics and Electrotechnical Industry
The electronics and electrotechnical industry requires finesse – both in terms of procurement and supply chain management.
The electronics industry is part of a complex global market environment. The market for manufacturing and processing individual electronic components and parts is almost unmanageable. There are many different specifications, which make getting a comprehensive comparison of suppliers, the required specifications and the price a complex task. The amount of quotations and details needed to assemble an electronic component makes it difficult to identify the best supplier for your needs. Selecting production sites and sales markets also plays an important role in avoiding high transport and logistics costs.
Suppliers of electronic components for control and regulating technology often lack transparency in terms of the actual specifications required. As a result, overspecified electronic components can be used at unnecessary cost. The smallest details are often the keys to reducing procurement costs. The requirements of fast-moving markets are becoming ever more complex, making sustainable optimization even more difficult.
This requires constant monitoring, and there are often not enough resources available in core procurement activities. If there has been a supplier base for decades, there is usually little openness towards new candidates. As a specialist consultancy, we know the market and the right levers. We reduce complexity and optimize your procurement and supply chain for the long term.
How do we achieve optimization?
Optimizing procurement: analysing and unlocking potential
First, we carry out a potential analysis, analysing individual product categories and building structures to channel your demand and achieve sustainable transparency in your product categories. Our procurement and supply chain consulting experience and extensive market knowledge means that we can quickly identify where and how you can make considerable savings in procurement. We show you suitable sources of supply and unlock the potential by managing your tenders and negotiations. We provide support for you until the new procurement processes are put in place and your requirements are operational in series production.
We carefully analyse your needs and resolve any ambiguity in terms of individual components, specifications and composition. This allows overspecified items that unnecessarily increase the product price to be identified and replaced with a more suitable component. In our experience, this can achieve considerable savings.
Optimizing your supply chain
Optimizing your supply chain: creating a transparent network between procurement, production and sales
Improving the performance of your supply chain is another important part of optimizing costs and securing the sustainable competitiveness of your electronics or electrotechnical company. Components manufacturers or suppliers serve clients all over the world, and, if the production site is not close to the client, logistics costs can be significant. By coordinating the purchasing, production and sales sites, electronics and electrotechnical manufacturers and suppliers have a complex global network. As experts in supply chain management, we can optimize the efficiency and performance across your entire supply chain and harmonise the organization, processes and logistics for maximum performance.
- High-performance supply chain throughout production, from procurement to the customer
- Complete transparency throughout the procurement process
- Long-term savings, which make a difference to your balance sheet
We support you in creating transparency in the procurement markets, as well as in the assembly of your electric components; and achieve substantial savings together with your team!
Lars-Peter Häfele is at your disposal for any questions regarding procurement- and SCM optimization in the electronic- and electrical engineering industry.