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Plant construction and engineering

The requirements of purchasing in the area of machine and system construction are special. In addition to optimal purchasing costs, technological and qualitative requirements of the products and services play an ever more important role. In connection with comparably long product life cycles and low quantities to lot sizes - these frame conditions are required of well-developed purchasing. It should not always only be focused on costs, but also possess adequate technical expertise.

Project selection

Following, a selection of projects from this area:

  • Location definition in purchasing and definition of action areas
  • Conceptualisation of material group management and set up of a method building block
  • Conceptualisation and introduction of supplier and risk management
  • Development of a cross Balanced Score Card for strategic control of core suppliers
  • Execution of supplier development workshops
  • Purchasing process design (especially integration of purchasing in product development)
  • Development and establishment of a lead buyer structure incl. integration of technology
  • Definition of a system for purchasing controlling (Balanced Score Card)
  • Management coaching for purchasing management and team leaders in purchasing
  • Diverse trainings for strategic purchasing
  • Material cost reduction for production material (components, drives, controls, hydraulics, electronics, assemblies, etc.)
  • Cost reduction of non-production materials and services (maintenance cleaning, marketing, consulting, office material, office furnishing, facility management, IT, etc.)