Strategic and operational purchasing

The purchasing function is acquiring new strengths to meet its economic, social and environmental performance objectives.
Achats stratégiques, opérationnels et durables

What (hidden) strengths can be explored within your purchasing department?

Faced with the litany of cost reductions inherent in any purchasing department, today’s solutions have evolved considerably while tomorrow’s are yet to be devised.

Pressure on purchase prices is giving way to the digitisation of processes, business partnerships, rationalisation and monitoring of suppliers, and optimisation of the supply chain.

Strategic and operational purchasing according to Scalian

A purchasing team that can leverage any opportunity

In our outsourced service centre, we see purchasing as a lever to increase economic performance and a real opportunity to deliver better products and services.

Scalian’s purchasing community is able to capitalise on methodologies, increase skills and share best practices within client projects.

The other key issue now in the purchasing strategy is taking account of the environmental and societal impact.

Our areas of expertise

Purchasing strategies

  • Audit of purchasing organisations and processes
  • Mapping and analysis of the purchasing portfolio
  • Assistance with designing and implementing a purchasing and responsible purchasing policy
  • Organisational support (global category manager)
  • Sourcing and RFx management

Procurement management

  • Request for quotations
  • Transformation of purchase requests into orders
  • Monitoring of supplies (series, custom parts, programmes, indirect)
  • Processing of acknowledgements of receipt, supplier disputes and invoices

Contract management & supplier performance

  • Monitoring execution of the contract and compliance with the clauses
  • Contractual, financial and operational risk management
  • Monitoring and management of supplier performance (dashboard, SLA, audit, etc.)
  • Project team/supplier interface (amendments, disputes)

Processes, methods and tools

  • Support for the deployment of e-procurement projects
  • Assistance, change management and training
  • Administration of purchasing tools (e-procurement, e-catalogue, etc.)
  • Digitisation and process automation (RPA, Smart Catalogue)
  • Data management (supplier database, contract/article/client data)
Contact our experts to find out more
Our specialists are available to discuss your business needs and the ways in which we can work together to unleash your potential.

Benoît Tridon

Industrial Performance Service Line Director

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