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Procurement consulting process industrie

Procurement & Supply Chain Consulting for the Process Industry

Overtake your process industry competition by developing your own standards

The process industry is complex: it is constantly changing and is affected by changing individual customer requirements. Even strong, highly qualified procurement departments struggle to optimize procurement, securing lower prices and making the process more efficient. Extensive customer specifications reduce the amount of flexibility available to buyers when using materials for production and supplier specifications provide hardly any alternative options, making it difficult to switch. In addition, rapid technological developments are only intensifying competitive conditions in the process industry.

We provide the support you need to face these challenges. Become less dependent on your suppliers and secure cost savings in your procurement. Our consultants have many years of experience in the industry and work with many well-known chemical groups and pharmaceuticals, packaging and food manufacturers on their procurement and supply chain management. We will work with you to carry out your procurement and supply chain activities and your production-side and related processes.


How do we do it?

Process and product range optimization

After a comprehensive analysis of your manufacturing requirements and the existing production requirements, we use the results to strategically develop new procurement approaches and processes and implement them closely alongside your existing product development and manufacturing practices. The new processes will be integrated into your company, with your procurement becoming more integral to the company’s success and being strengthened for the long term by the close links created by technology.

Creating your own standards

Creating your own standards and specifications for products to be purchased and technical facilities is the most significant way for your procurement to achieve strong positioning and reduce your dependence on suppliers. In order to do this, we closely analyse your process design, which specifications of materials can be used by your facilities and how these can be purchased both efficiently and cost effectively throughout the procurement process.

Having your own specifications can considerably increase the procurement volume of individual materials, saving you a substantial amount of money. Your procurement also gains in buying power, which would be difficult to achieve for process manufacturers without standards and specifications. INVERTO uses its specialist expertise to create the necessary steps between technology and procurement. Our knowledge and experience of more than 150 industry initiatives means that we not only know the technical and product-specific challenges you face, we also know the solutions. We have already achieved average savings of 16% for our process industry clients.

We support you right up until the whole concept has been put into practice

As an implementation-driven procurement and supply chain consultancy, we support our clients right through to implementing the entire strategic concept. This includes tenders to select new suppliers that fulfil your quality requirements, standards and specifications and detailed negotiations with new and existing suppliers. This support ensures significant, long-term savings and reduced procurement risks.


The results:

  • Significant cost reductions
  • Strong positioning of your procurement in relation to suppliers
  • Introducing your own standards and specifications gives you a competitive advantage
  • Linking procurement and technology
  • Reduced procurement risks


We will show possibilities within your procurement and production departments to develop your own standards and specifications.



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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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