Developing Future-Proof Procurement Organizations

Procurement and sourcing have become highly-complex functions in recent years: in addition to their core task – the continuous reduction of costs – they now share responsibility for organizing global value networks, innovative capabilities, the agility of the organization and product quality. At the same time, procurement holds primary responsibility for determining whether a company is satisfying national and international compliance requirements, as well as stakeholders’ social and economic expectations.

msg industry advisors helps those in a company responsible for procurement to manage these challenging tasks – from the development of a procurement strategy, the organization of sourcing networks and the optimization of the procurement organization to the development of efficient business process and compliance management and the implementation of high-performance IT systems. Just a few of the areas covered by our consulting portfolio in the field of procurement and sourcing are:

  • Material group & supplier strategies
  • Right shoring: local, regional & global sourcing
  • Supplier management & development
  • Cost structure analyses & cost modeling
  • Value design & cost engineering
  • Procurement processes & organization

Our supply chain consultants’ references emphasize our experience and successful collaborations with companies of all sizes and from a wide range of industries.

Defense / Military

Category Management for Maintenance:

  • Increasing the supply transparency by redefining the categories and subcategories for direct and indirect material
  • Derivation of savings initiatives for each category, including estimation of the savings potential and a cross-functional realization plan
  • Initialization of the degree of implementation methodology, including a tool for monitoring the ramp-up of cost reduction compared to planned savings
Household Appliances
Consumer Goods
Medical Devices
Consumer Electronics / Packaging
Consumer Electronics / Telecommunication
Automation Technology
Lighting and Construction