For manufacturing companies, the material quota is typically between 40 and 70 percent depending on the industry: KPIs that are affected by purchasing such as delivery quality and reliability, replacement times, costs and inventory are directly reflected in financial statements and earnings reports. With this, purchasing takes a leading role directly affecting the performance of the entire company.
Therefore, optimally organized purchasing is a directly contributing factor in gaining the competitive edge. It is important to note here that this has little to do with short-term cost-cutting measures, but anticipating future developments with regarding the market environment, product portfolio, customer and supplier structure as well as framework conditions. This is to flow into the purchasing strategy and hence, raise company value considerably.
Building up a global sourcing network in China and Mexico
Analysis and optimization of core procurement processes as well as ordering and supplier structure
Analysis, evaluation and reformulation of make-or-buy strategies