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In-depth Procurement Management in the DIY Industry

Overcome the challenges of the DIY industry to secure a competitive advantage

The competitive environment of the do-it-yourself industry is characterized by heavy price pressure and demanding customer requirements – a huge challenge for the supply chains of DIY stores.

To meet these challenges, we optimise your product ranges, technical procurement or category management as needed to achieve significant competitive advantages. By implementing these measures, your procurement organization can make a significant, long-term contribution to increasing your profits.

Optimizing global sourcing

Quality, safety and especially sustainability play major roles in modern DIY, and not just for the budget-minded handyman. Category management and procurement must also meet these requirements, especially when it comes to cheap yet sustainable procurement in Asia.

In our experience, the costs of direct and indirect requirements can be considerably reduced, even under the strictest of requirements. We support our clients in the DIY industry to optimise their procurement management and supply chain, drawing on our many years of experience and comprehensive expertise in global sourcing.

Powerful procurement software results in transparent, efficient procurement

Our e-contor sourcing software can provide optimal, long-term support. The e-contor procurement software and its different modules are used and made available to you during a project.

Many of our clients then opt to continue using it for the duration of the project, practising processes and methods. A number of leading German DIY chains have been successfully working with this application for many years, also making use of our tried and tested tools in their procurement.




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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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