One of the major challenges of the Procurement function is its ability to meet the needs of its organization and to ensure its contribution / added value over time. Professor Arjan-J Van Weele published in 2000 a book particularly known in the world of Procurement entitled “Purchasing and Supply Chain Management”.
Quite informative insight about how to establish new momentum within Procurement organization.
In July 2009, a (very small) team under the sponsorship of Gérard Detourbet (Head of Logan program) consisting of Oskar Dauner (Engineering / co-project Leader), Marie-Laure Piednoir (Engineering), Jean- Marc Deroche (Logan program) and myself (Procurement / co-project Leader) (and a partner supplier – LG Francis (SK) Kim) presented the ULC project in EVP committee and revolutionized the multimedia in-car approach at Renault by applying the “Apple concept” of the user-friendly interface from a Design-to-cost standpoint. For an unbeatable cost, we carried out a scalable system with the first ever 7-inches touchscreen display in all car model ranges with a huge business impact. Innovation begins with “thinking out of the box” and breaking some rules.
For some years now, the future of Sourcing is widely discussed through numerous conferences, webinars and articles. This is quite relevant and beneficial to get such a brainstorming…
Beyond generating cost savings, and more generally getting involved in true value creation projects, Procurement function must above all be able to integrate parameters linked to its market environment, representing real challenges for his business.
A spotlight shared by Alan Huang and How Jit Lim from Alvarez & Marsal on how to manage this COVID-19 crisis from Supply Chain standpoint. Leadership means before all anticipating, and especially what next will be. They propose some smart tips and hints for that.
Very valuable and informative insight from Lora Cecere about rethinking and reshaping your supply chain management during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis. With two very concrete actions (also initiated during Fukushima crisis by Automotive sector): establish a war room to monitor availability of supplies and potential burdens while interacting purposefully with suppliers (tier 1,2,3…) AND work immediately on your Supply chain design.
Quite relevant insight about how to shape Procurement organization and what makes sense to move forward. Understanding the entire business environment and dealing with stakeholders are two key parameters in this framework.
Pretty good insight and testimony about how to thrive a Procurement function from ground up.
A great and structured overview on how to approach purposely Change versus Transformation. Ultimately it’s all about convincing people and creating the right momentum.