August 15

Establishment and development of a strategic supplier management


By introducing a strategic supplier management system, the interim manager secured the savings successes in the long term. This did not only support the sourcing activities, but also contributed to ensuring stable and crisis-proof supply chains.

In order to ensure the ability of suppliers to deliver, the interim manager introduced a system for scouting, audits, development and release processes for suppliers based on risk KPIs. He also set up a risk management system with elements such as supplier finance checks and bottleneck management.

Conspicuous “risky” suppliers were first informed and asked for comments. If the ability to deliver did not improve, he agreed improvement measures with fair and binding deadlines.


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