Consulting Fields

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  • Reorganisation/optimization of the Purch. Dept.,
    oriented in the processes and strategies
  • Analysis of the Supply Chain as well as
    introduction of Lean principles for process
  • Purchasing Performance Management
    KPIs, Cost Reduction/ -Avoidance, Supplier Q.
  • Actuel interface Mangement
    Cross Functional Teams in the Supply Chain
  • Cost-/value-analysis; Cost Management
  • Contract Management
  • Change Management

Strategic Purchasing

  • Compile and implement concepts and strategies
    for company-wide innovations and optimisation
    measures in procurement
  • Ratio-potencials in procurement and logistics
  • Category-/commodities group Management
  • Systematic development of reliable suppliers:
  • Knowhow and Best Practices
    in different industries
  • Supplier and logistics contracts;
  • Technological supplier development

Supplier- Management / Operation

  • Proactive Supplier Management
  • Optimisation of material disposition by
    conditions, availability and storage cost
  • Material Cost Management within the PLM
  • Logistic concepts, supplier contracts and
  • Active planning synchronisation
  • Cooperation in Cross Functional Teams
  • Obsolescence-Management

Project Purchasing

  • Optimized processes and methods
    from Product development to series
  • Practicable and goal-oriented project-
    management mechanism
  • Increase in operating performance
  • Value Purchasing: selection of qualified
    supply partners and knowhow transfers
  • Target-Cost-Management
    Design-to-Cost; TCO; MoB

Quality Management

  • Implement quality standards, forms and
    regulations, e. g. Quality-Assurance Contracts
  • Introduce quality standards with suppliers,
    Qualification procedure; FMEA, APQP, SPC.
    Optimisation of production-processes; CIP
  • Supplier audits / Site Visits
  • Ensuring the quality and availability from sampling
    via 0-series and during the product life cycle
  • Cost Avoidance; Claim-Management


  • Identification sources/reasons of risks
  • Definition of risks classes and
    appropriate review
  • Work out of single-/multi-sourcing-strategies
  • Establishment of effective rules and
    transparent processes, including forms
  • Raising awareness for Due Dilligence

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