Tag: Sourcing

SCM Insights, Use Cases

Collaboration made easy: Feasibility studies with Technical Review

Matching themes: APQP, project management, quality management, Sourcing, supplier collaboration

Technical Review enables companies to easily conduct feasibility studies with their suppliers. It creates a digital transition from sourcing to APQP project management
Technical Review enables companies to easily conduct feasibility studies with their suppliers. It creates a digital transition from sourcing to APQP project management

Continental and ZF Friedrichshafen’s customers include numerous automotive manufacturers (so-called OEM). In this industry, the demands on logistics, feasibility, quality, quantities and compliance are particularly high. Both companies therefore need absolutely reliable partners.

Until recently, however, they were faced with a challenge: How can they check with both known and, in particular, new suppliers to see whether they can produce newly developed parts in the required quality and quantity, deliver them on time and on the right terms and conditions? Read more

SCM Insights
March 10, 2020

Optimize your procurement with online auctions

Matching themes: auction, Sourcing

An online auction lets you easily find the supplier with the best conditions in terms of price, product quality, delivery reliabilty, concept strength and more
An online auction lets you easily find the supplier with the best conditions in terms of price, product quality, delivery reliabilty, concept strength and more

Buyers in the manufacturing industry face a variety of challenges, such as volatile markets, high competitive pressure and ever shorter product cycles – catchword time-to-market – to name a few. Adding to that, manufacturing companies primarily source production components, placing high demands on quality and delivery time. But also the so-called indirect material offers a great potential for optimization. Many are asking how to optimize the entire purchasing process in such times. A promising approach is online auctions. Read more

SCM Insights
May 23, 2017

How to enhance collaboration between procurement and quality management

Matching themes: APQP, procurement, project management, quality assurance, quality management, Sourcing

Digital transformation or not: Working together is often difficult even when system-supported processes are in place. This occurs not just on a large scale, e.g. in the collaboration between companies and their suppliers. It also happens on a small scale, e.g. between different departments. Here companies face challenges such as media discontinuity, a lack of transparency, and processes that are interdependent. Read more

From the Community
March 30, 2017

Digitalization in procurement – the eighth BME e-solution conference in Düsseldorf

Matching themes: digital supply chain, indirect procurement, operational procurement, procurement, Sourcing, SRM

At the BME e-solution conference, Newtron and SupplyOn presented their solutions together for the first time
At the BME e-solution conference, Newtron and SupplyOn presented their solutions together for the first time

On March 14 and 15, 2017, the eighth e-solution conference sponsored by the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) was held in Düsseldorf. This event is one of the largest gatherings for e-procurement and e-sourcing in the German-speaking world. Read more

Use Cases
October 13, 2016

Purchasing processes via SupplyOn Sourcing: As simple as possible, as complex as needed

Matching themes: procurement, Sourcing

How effective is a sourcing tool that, while it basically covers all conceivable purchasing processes, is so complicated that not all buyers use it, since it requires too much training or because even trained buyers soon forget how to operate it?

The company-wide adoption of a sourcing tool is the only effective way to standardize purchasing processes, adhere to purchasing compliance guidelines and improve the overall efficiency of a purchasing organization. Therefore, SupplyOn’s motto is: as simple as possible, as complex as needed.

This principle is clearly demonstrated by a global plant construction company which has found a tool that covers precisely the required functions in the SupplyOn solution and is reaping the rewards as it is rolled out globally. Read more

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