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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Peter Wessmann (email@example.com) are at your disposal for any questions regarding procurement and supply chain strategy- and business development.