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Wolfgang Schwemmer
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Digital Operations



 "The most up-to-date technology is only useful, if it applied efficiently and reasonable."  


Digitalization and crosslinking of business systems and processes lead inevitably to strategic challenges. To meet these challenges and find solutions to occurring problems, a basis for digitalization projects has to be established within companies.



  • analyzing and optimizing processes over different interfaces and networks and
  • seeing change management as a basic success factor (including strategies, structures, processes, technology and interacting persons)


it will be enabled that

  • digitalization projects are conducted by using an optimized process structure and therefore
  • the way to the success of digitalization projects is cleared and secured.


The benefits are, that already in the first phase of digitalization projects:

  • Efficiency of processes will increase
  • Process costs will decrease 
  • Resources will be used efficiently


Digital Operations - Change Management

The purchasing department as a „value manager“ holds an important interface function: Investment planning processes are empowered and operating departments are enabled to assure flexible and agile processes as well as to handle individual tasks in a complex business environment.


Critical challenges are:

increasing pressure to innovate
wide availability of data
changes of supplier relations
additional investment
additional cost optimization
a functional risk management along the agile supply chain


Ayming supports you according to your individual needs amongst others with:

controlling of the change process
process cost optimization
customization of supplier and risk management
optimization of MRO supplies / buying process of C-materials


You benefits:

Enhancing purchasing results by ~ 20 – 35%
Digitale process: Accelerating manufacturing lead times and optimization of process costs
Enhance availability of data for performance monitoring, reporting and controlling


Our approach: Ayming supports customers to clear the way for digitalization and enhance digitalization processes

Digital Operations - Approach 


Case study:  MRO Supplies 4.0 – Reduction of process costs and enhanced data availability 




• MRO supply strategy and commodity flows developed over time and only selectively readjusted • Analyzing maturity & purchasing processes• Cost optimization by consolidation of suppliers & development of preferred supplier concept
• Highly segmented demand structure• Definition of the strategic framework, taking into account "4.0 topics", interfaces and recent developments• Optimization of the merchandise management process and reduction of throughput times
• Inhomogeneous data landscape• Centralization of supplier & product group management• Transparent control of costs, suppliers and requirements
• Intransparent supplier and product group structure• Optimization of the merchandise management process through a central eProcurement solution• Maintaining the technical decision-making power in the department
• High resource loading for procurement• Interdisciplinary concept & supplier workshops for the conceptual specification• Efficient control of additional demands during the digitalization process
• Regular performance monitoring and controlling


Enhancement of data availability and decrease of process costs




Digital Operations Process

Digital Operations - Process