In the first phase of the project, the Continental specific templates for the Sourcing Decision Sheet were defined and configured. These contain the criteria relevant to the decision-making process for awarding contracts and allow management to take fast, safe and transparent decisions on awarding contracts. At the same time, the procurement database (Sourcing List) was programmed to ensure that extensive evaluations in terms of the quantities requested and prices achieved can be carried out, for example regarding all the requests of a division or a material group.
The second phase of the project was dedicated to rollout. Since over 80% of the company‘s strategic suppliers were already linked to SupplyOn, the focus was on internal rollout and extensive training for buyers. Firstly, the training focused on the new procurement process itself. Secondly, the buyers also learned how to efficiently and effectively handle the process via SupplyOn Sourcing: How are the templates used? How do project buyers, who are normally responsible for a sourcing project, involve Serial Purchasing, management and other departments via SupplyOn? How are the responsibilities mapped, etc.?
As part of the rollout project, 650 buyers in Europe, Asia and countries covered by the NAFTA were trained within approximately two months.