MIDCAP AND BIG SMEs, 10 STEPS TO A PROCUREMENT IS
How to identify our key needs? How to start structuring suppliers and subcontractor's relationship through a Procurement Information System (Procurement IS) adapted to the resources of our company?
What are the main trade-offs we will conduct to set up a Procurement IS and help us to control the Procurement risk?
Coming to an advanced growth cycle, the mid-size and large companies face the problem of the suppliers’ management in all aspects of the procurement relationship; subcontracting risk control, procurement performance and supplies securing.
These issues, previously addressed to large groups and their subsidiaries, are today part of the heads of purchasing scope (managers, category manager, etc) and imply questions on the set up of a Procurement Information System and on its connection to the integrated management system (ERP).
The purpose of this white paper is to explore in ten steps all the options regarding procurement methods and processes to achieve the targeted functional objectives, by committing resources fitted to the mid-size companies and so avoiding usual pitfalls of those implementations.
Procurement IS expectations:
Create and keep up to date information about my suppliers and subcontractors.
Share information on my suppliers and subcontractors with all of those who need it in the company.
Purchasing IS goals:
Manage the suppliers and subcontractor's risk.
Choose the best suppliers and subcontractors.
Secure the supplies.