Procurement & Supply Chain

 

Active controlling beyond corporate borders

Procurement and supply chain form a central interface to the entrepreneurial environment and are thus the source of momentum and driver for material and information flows, security of supply, and the associated risks. Therefore, purchasing and supply chains determine not only the direct but also the indirect costs of a company. 

We at Ayming focus on four major areas to optimize procurement and supply chain:

Supplier ManagementCategory management
Internal & External LogisticsQuality & Risk Management

 

Purchasing as a key lever for companies’ profitability

Ayming supports you in optimizing your costs and therefore directly strengthen your business success: 

Material cost savings through available technical and commercial levers
Supply security through predictive and proactive process design and risk management 
Improvement of quality through active control and management of suppliers, and standardized processes throughout the entire supply chain
Increasing innovation: Active development of the own business model through the usage and integration of existing and new suppliers
Process cost reduction through optimized operational and strategic supply chain concepts
Increased flexibility by optimizing procurement and logistics concepts

 

Case Study: 22% savings by commodity basket tenders

SITUATION

  • Leading TIER 1 design engineer and producer in the automotive sector
  • Historically grown structure of suppliers
  • Increasing cost pressure, which cannot be projected onto customers

CHALLENGES

  • High diversity of articles to be procured with low lot size
  • Objective: Reducing the number of suppliers to increase negotiating power and involve new suppliers from Eastern Europe (CEE region)

SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Strategic enhancement of competition by sourcing from suppliers of the CEE region
  • Definition of specific commodity baskets based on representative article specifications
  • Tendering process and preselection of suppliers based on descriptive criteria related to market, product, capacity and contingency plans
  • Cost Breakdown Assessment of the supply-side manufacturing process per article cluster
Result Case Study: 22% savings