Indirect Spend Consulting
Achieve Effective, Long-term Savings in Your Indirect Procurement
In our experience, procurement for indirect spend and non-tradable goods or services typically has a high potential for savings. When focusing on reducing costs in your company, indirect purchasing is often neglected. Optimization makes a noticeable difference and often improves profits within a very short timeframe.
Our experience of more than 1,300 projects in indirect purchasing makes us a strong partner with years of international expertise. In our experience, the greatest potential lies in technical equipment, facility management/MRO consumables and logistics. We specialize in these areas and can offer extensive knowledge and best practice solutions.
The challenge is often decentralising procurement
In indirect procurement, processes are often managed by individual departments rather than being centrally directed by the procurement department. Departments such as marketing, logistics, facility management and IT mostly source their required goods and services independently, detached from the procurement department. This means that procurement competence often remains untapped, as it is either included in the procurement process too late or not at all.
There is a lack of indirect procurement capacity in many companies, especially in terms of developing and introducing new, efficient procurement processes.
We help you to reduce your procurement costs for the long term and offer you efficient models to develop your organisation and achieve better cooperation between procurement and other departments.
How do we do it?
Depending on whether you wish to optimize specific areas or put your entire indirect procurement to the test, we analyse your indirect requirements and the related procurement processes in your organization. This analysis enables us to create transparency and develop a clear demand structure. We provide you with clear results, show you the potential for improvement and use customised solutions to bring your indirect procurement up to best practice levels.
Building and implementing standardized processes
Based on the results of the potential analysis, we work with you to develop an optimal strategy and implement it for you. In order to introduce more efficient processes, we involve all relevant departments and managers in your company and create an organization that ensures long-term savings. The processes are designed in close cooperation with your employees and implemented in your company by means of workshops and simulations.
Getting an optimal supplier portfolio
Based on the transparent demand structure, we develop additional appropriate measures to reduce costs. For example, considerable savings can be achieved by pooling demand and developing synergies. We conduct tenders for you, develop negotiation strategies and carry out negotiations for you with relevant suppliers and service providers. The results of our projects are contracts with suppliers, which permanently secure your target savings and optimum quality standards.
- Rapid savings on the entire indirect procurement volume, increasing your profits
- Sustainable integration of best practice processes
- Adding value to indirect procurement
Do you want to improve procurement processes in indirect procurement and reduce costs in the long term?