An old merchant rule is: the profit is In the shopping! An old merchant rule is: the profit is In the shopping! Words from today’s perspective: A powerful strategic purchasing can deliver a significant contribution within the Wertschopfunskette of a company or the sales can no longer compensate for what has brought the purchase not on savings. Even if the order books fill again, determine cost pressure on the world market and the need for savings and cost reduction events in German and Swiss companies. The international competition is forcing the reduction of manufacturing costs and says here global procurement in connection with significant cost reductions at the front. 30 50% of potential savings in the procurement can be realised only through powerful tools like “Total Cost of Ownership” in connection with professional training of employees and scheduled implementation. Global sourcing tools in cooperation with global has procurement services of one of the most powerful and at the same time easily BAREN hand tools developed for this purpose: TOCO2010. The suitability of a good TOCO tool is to provide a simple structure for the enterprise-specific cost factors and the strategic criteria and to prepare the results of handy. In strategic procurement, there are not many tools for a total cost of ownership analysis. Some tools, especially large companies, are so extensive that they are hardly hand bar and even complex ERP systems such as SAP must be careful here.
The approach of global sourcing tools is simple: predefined fields are filled and the result is automatically generated and visually processed. And then sourcing tools global continues the crucial step: the strategic criteria (quality, delivery reliability, confidentiality, etc) are included in the assessment. Preconfigured strategic criteria can be modified and evaluated and then cost analysis and strategic assessment will be merged. The result is: transparency in the costs and the strategic criteria!