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Procurement & Supply Chain Optimization for the Machine and Plant Engineering Industry

Create Clear Value Creation Structures in Machine and Plant Engineering

The high degree of importance that procurement has in machine and plant engineering is primarily due to three factors – the declining extent of internal value creation, increasing competition and more sophisticated interlinking between value creation structures. In addition, digitization results in shorter innovation cycles and therefore requires more involvement from suppliers. As a result, the importance of procurement has grown steadily in recent years. It affects technology and sales, contributing significantly to both your competitiveness and your profits.

As a specialized procurement and supply chain management consultancy, we support you through design and implementation, even in technical environments.


How do we do it?

Potential analysis in strategic procurement

Want to know what we can do? The first step is achieving transparency in your procurement through potential analysis. This allows us to identify existing savings and examine the current organization. We analyse product groups, products and processes and develop an appropriate strategy based on our findings in order to build an optimum long-term structure.

Implementing potential with a strengthened procurement organization

In the implementation phase, we work with your organization to implement these strategies. In machine and plant engineering, it is often the case that significant savings and performance improvements can be achieved with stronger networking and a cross-sectoral approach. At the same time, businesses not only need consultants with new ideas and approaches, but also temporary partners, who get involved in operative tasks. This approach allows us to anchor project performance for the long term.

Increase the performance of your supply chain with strategic supplier management

In addition to strategic procurement measures, the transparency we achieve throughout the entire supply chain is the ideal starting point for cross-sectional and structural changes. For example, establishing cross-functional supplier management ensures optimized value creation and increased supplier innovation. This close cooperation increases planning security and mitigates the risk of failure. We analyse your value chain as part of our supply chain performance check, focusing on strengths and weaknesses and identifying potential for improvement. The possibilities and approaches here are just as diverse and will be customised to your needs, right up to our after sales service.


The results:

  • Sustainable, measurable savings on the entire procurement volume, increasing your profits
  • Increased efficiency of the procurement organization through adjustments to structures and processes
  • Reduced process costs and continually improving value creation throughout the  entire supply chain



Do you want to improve the efficiency of your procurement department and reduce your process costs?

Our experts Thibault Pucken and Philipp Mall will gladly answer any questions regarding procurement and SCM consulting in the field of mechanical engineering and plant construction.


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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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