A purchasing department was created to meet the cost reduction objectives of the company and to cover new strategic purchasing categories (Marketing, Communication and Digital).
A current expenditure and contracts audit was carried out in order to identify high-stakes projects and recurring needs, in order to establish a precise roadmap with an action plan.
Initially, the expansion of sourcing and the use of competitive bidding was prioritized in order to quickly generate savings.
Other actions were also taken to minimize expenditure and facilitate the work of contractors while demonstrating the Purchasing Department’s added value, for example, the introduction of e-catalogues and framework contracts.
For spend below €10,000, KLB Group managed the transfer of the activity to a service centre in Eastern Europe and provided coaching for the services centre employees, while setting up and monitoring processes.