Outsourcing procurement activities at short notice to increase your security of supply can be a game changer in difficult market situations.

Isn’t it impressive how this flexibility dominates the market?

Companies today are navigating stormy waters: an employee resigning, a shortage of skilled workers, new challenges for the purchasing department.

How do you sail safely through this demanding procurement market?

These challenges require professional management. But they often take up a lot of capacity in your purchasing department. Imagine your purchasing team is overloaded and important tasks such as defending against price increases or the strategic development of suppliers fall by the wayside.

We offer you the solution: with our support, we guarantee your security of supply and enable you to work on important purchasing issues. We offer capacities that take over your procurement activities at short notice and individually according to your requirements.

Outsourcing process: effectively outsourcing procurement activities

Outsourcing procurement activities can be a strategic decision for companies to reduce costs and free up resources. But how does the outsourcing process work and what are the steps required to successfully outsource procurement activities?

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1. Recording the customer’s purchasing processes and structures

At the beginning of the outsourcing process, we analyze the customer’s purchasing processes and structures in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the customer’s procurement activities and requirements.

2. Insight into the subject area/area of responsibility that is to be temporarily outsourced

In the next step, we work with the client to determine which subject area or area of responsibility should be temporarily outsourced. In doing so, we take into account the specific requirements of the client and the needs of the market.

3. Development of a schedule

Based on the client’s analyses and requirements, we draw up a detailed schedule for the outsourcing of procurement activities. In doing so, we take into account the necessary resources, schedules and budgets to ensure that the client’s objectives are achieved.

4. Temporary supervision of the area of responsibility

During the project, we temporarily take over the management of the outsourced task area and ensure the availability of materials. We carry out tenders and present the results to the customer – including possible improvement potential in the processes and strategic development guidelines for the subject area/product group.

5. Takeover of the know-how by the customer

At the end of the project, we hand over the know-how to the customer and provide all the necessary information for the transfer back to the internal purchasing department. To ensure the transfer of know-how, we also offer training to ensure that the customer’s employees can effectively adopt the outsourced processes and integrate them into their purchasing department.

Isn’t it time to change course and set sail for more effective procurement processes?