Collaboration and information are keys to maximizing the total value of the supply chain
As companies face a demand to constantly innovate themselves and adopt to changes in the internal and external environment, procurement’s role in the organization is becoming increasingly important. Procurement has the perfect position to connect the supply chain and ensure that the maximum value potential is being extracted. The opportunities coming from digitalization is further increasing this potential by enabling a higher level of transparency and possibility to analyze and predict future scenarios.
At h&z, procurement runs in our blood. Our consultants have a vast wealth of experience in managing procurement transformation projects across different industries. But although we draw on our expertise and best practices, we also acknowledge that your company’s transformation journey is unique. Through careful analysis we tailor our proposal to fit your targets and needs. We also support in the implementation phase, and the h&z Academy is providing trainings to ensure that your employees have the knowledge they need to start the transformation journey!
What is our philosophy? In today’s volatile, fast changing world, it is hard to keep track of the latest trends. We have eyes and ears in both procurement organizations and supplier markets. Some hypes are just a buzz, others might have a larger impact and should be considered in your procurement strategy.
How do we do it? We will derive a state-of-the-art, modern, yet realistic procurement strategy based on top-down and bottom-up implications. Our Business Intelligence team will provide additional outside-in insights and best practices. As with all h&z projects, we believe that a team effort is the key to success also when creating a procurement strategy.
Category Management &SRM
What is our philosophy? Successful procurement organizations benefit from a clearly defined process for category analysis, measure development, and implementation. Category management does not only involve procurement, the category strategy is derived and executed through a cross-functional process that ensures ownership throughout the organization.
How do we do it? Our team can assist in several parts of the category management process, from mapping and structuring your categories, to defining the strategies. We can define a new standard for your organization or deep-dive in selected categories that you would like to optimize. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a topic that is continuing to increase in importance and where h&z has a broad experience in setting up a structure that will enable your company to get the most value out of the relationship with your suppliers.
Cost optimization / Cost-out initiatives
What is our philosophy? Most procurement organizations look for improvement potentials within their direct and indirect categories, but many struggle to find suitable levers, other than the traditional ones, in the end-to-end supply chain and sourcing process.
How do we do it? With our agile approach using the h&z Bull’s Eye App we help you derive fresh optimization potential from all parts of the supply chain. The app provides a structured approach in analyzing each category’s characteristics and proposes suitable improvement levers in the areas of demand, specification, commercial, and processes. This serves as a basis for further discussions in cross-functional workshops where the levers are detailed and integrated into the category strategies. In addition to guiding you through the identification stage we also provide hands-on support in the implementation process to ensure that your company gets the most value out of each lever.
What is our philosophy? Digitalization is playing, and will continue to play, a pivotal role in the future procurement organization. The opportunities coming from digitalization is further increasing this potential by enabling a higher level of transparency and possibility to analyze and predict future scenarios.
How can we help your company get the most out of the opportunities from digitalization? Our recommendations always derive from your company‘s current situation through all layers of the operating model. The current pain and gain points, in combination with a clearly developed vision, are the basis for the design of the wanted state and the recommendation of how digitalization can help you get there. In addition, we help you analyze how the new digital solutions affect the ways of working and give recommendations on how you can strengthen the skills of your people to fully reap the benefits of digitalization
Through our h&z Academy we provide customized trainings for procurement methods and tools, paired with suitable soft skills development courses. The h&z Academy face to face trainings combined with digital learning elements, we use a modular approach with transfer phases and pre/post trainings to ensure sustainable results. This helps employees gain a better understanding empower them for the implementation of the new concepts. Our experienced trainers are ready to guide your organization on the first steps of your transformation journey!
Interested in learning more about what the Academy can offer your company? Please contact our Academy partner Simone Luibl (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Procurement operating model
One crucial aspect of a professional procurement organization is to ensure that it is well structured across all parts of the operating model; WHY: Ensuring that the procurement strategy and objectives are aligned with the business strategy and are aimed at procurement excellence HOW: Ensuring that the governance structure and organization is set up in a way that it best supports the strategy WHAT: Processes and IT systems are empowering the organization to reach its objectives WHO: The employees possess the right skills to operate within the new organizational structure, and the company culture enables continuous improvement on your company’s journey towards procurement excellence.