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Supply Chain Strategy Consulting

Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy Consulting

Develop your procurement organization into a strong value creation partner and boost your performance with the right supply chain strategy

Experts have long known that procurement is not just a service organization. Supported by the right supply chain strategy, objectives, structures and processes, your procurement can make a significant contribution to your company’s performance and add as much value as other departments within the company.

It is no longer a matter of cost-cutting alone, even though many companies focus primarily on this aspect of procurement performance. As a value creation partner, procurement provides significant contributions to your company’s innovation capabilities through supplier scouting. Product innovations, such as in the automotive industry, are barely possible without strategic supplier partnerships initiated by your procurement department, and ever shorter product life cycles create new issues for procurement.

In addition, securing supply in volatile procurement markets is linked to continuous market monitoring and forecasts and remains an ongoing procurement task. Both appropriate strategies and the suitable organizational anchoring of procurement are required to support and implement these diverse objectives.

 

How do we develop a procurement and supply chain strategy and your organization?

Developing procurement strategies

We have all the relevant procurement strategies needed to provide efficient support for our customers. Our strategy portfolio has different options for different issues: for example, developing a supplier base may be a priority for our customers, or they may need strategies which have an immediate effect on procurement costs. If required, our consulting services also include process improvements to increase performance or making changes to product or service specifications.

We develop the most efficient strategies for our customers’ business objective and specific situation. The results achieved during a procurement initiative must often be ensured by suitable organizational development to guarantee both sustainability and repeatability.

Building a state-of-the-art procurement organization

A professional procurement organization is essential to implementing strategic objectives successfully for the long term. We advise you on the orientation of your procurement organization and develop tailored solutions for your business.

We actively support far-reaching transformation projects, such as extensive corporate restructuring, to the final implementation stage.

Our consulting portfolio is extensive and ranges from designing an organizational structure to job descriptions, from processes to resource planning. Our organization models are designed according to product groups and their degree of centralisation in order to capitalise on synergies, such as those created by pooling potential. The alternatives to be considered range from lead buyer approaches to developing global network structures and ‘local for local’ solutions. We support our customers to outsource procurement activities, to procurement companies for example.

There is often also huge potential in process optimization. Standardizing strategic and operational processes makes them controllable and audit-proof. We consider possible support using e-tools during each individual stage: implementing electronic ordering catalogues, for example, can significantly improve processes and increase compliance rates.

 

The results:

  • The procurement department is established in the company as a value creation partner
  • Optimized strategic and operational procurement and supply chain processes are supported by tools and implemented in the procurement organisation

 

 

Are you planning extensive changes in your procurement department in the context of digitization? We will support you from the procurement and supply chainstrategy development to the professional implementation.

Jan Christoph Kischkewitz (jan-christoph.kischkewitz@inverto.com) and Dr. Peter Wessmann (peter.wessmann@inverto.com) are at your disposal for any questions regarding procurement and supply chain strategy- and business development.

 

Structured procurement review

How to identify and leverage optimization potential through a procurement review.

 

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Projects

The “fit” project at Bahlsen lays the foundations for a state-of-the-art procurement organisation

Kion: increasing efficiency through joined procurement in a multibrand organisation

Marketing einkauf, organisationsentwicklung im einkauf

Using network-based procurement management to leverage potential for the entire Maxeda group



What our clients say about us


Thomas Pfeiffer, Head of Product Development at willhaben.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.“

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.“

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.“

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.“

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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