Company NewsJanuary 31, 2019

Barriers to Optimizing Parts Sourcing Management

While parts standardization and reuse are key drivers for limiting costs associated…
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While parts standardization and reuse are key drivers for limiting costs associated with new program development, they can also help decrease procurement costs and improve strategic sourcing partnerships. Of course in order to do so, the right people—notably the procurement department—must have access to the information required to guide their decision-making.

The primary challenges faced by Chief Procurement Officers include:

  • Finding innovative performance and cost savings approaches
  • Partnering with business stakeholders and breaking down business silos
  • Taking advantage of analytics and Artificial Intelligence for an optimal experience
  • Elevating the role of procurement to a trusted advisor for sustainable value creation
  • Driving innovation while managing risks

Achieving all of the above starts with a detailed analysis of the total spend of the company, by categories, suppliers, countries, etc. Procure-to-Pay processes have been optimized by automating procurement and invoice payment systems. But Spend Analysis remains manual and tedious, whether when comparing the prices of parts and material ordered or identifying the main suppliers and their involvement in the total spend of the company.

Learn more about the 3DEXPERIENCE EXALEAD OnePart Sourcing & Standardization solution.

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