Recognizing and exploiting opportunities for sustainable procurement
Companies, technologies and business models are changing at breathtaking speed. In order to be the “business partner of choice” in this dynamic environment, purchasing and supply chain management must rethink their role.
TALENT-net has developed the most important analysis tools for future-proof procurement for you. The Transformation Solution, in which your procurement organization as a whole is put to the test. And for what we consider to be the most important fields of action: Sustainability and Methods, Systems and Tools.
In the Sustainable Supply Chain Solution, we work with you in six dimensions to develop an action-oriented and transparent supply chain that realizes value contributions through the sustainability gained. For the most important questions regarding the latest methods, systems and tools, we have developed the Procurement Digital Solution, which enables you to digitalize your procurement organization according to your specific needs.
In today’s necessary, rapid transformation of your supply chain, we accompany you efficiently and effectively. Benefit from our constructive third-party opinion and we will bring your project to the desired success!
New technologies, digitalization and new business models - recognizing and exploiting the opportunities and risks of disruptive change
We work with you in a series of structured workshops to develop a realistic assessment of the current situation in your procurement organization: you provide an internal team and the necessary company facts & figures, our contribution consists of benchmarks and best-practice from our network.We work with you in a series of structured workshops to develop a realistic assessment of the current situation in your procurement organization: you provide an internal team and the necessary company facts & figures, our contribution consists of benchmarks and best-practice from our network.
Which form of organization is best for your company? How have you divided up your material groups? Where are your procurement priorities (direct goods, indirect goods)? What measures need to be taken in detail to follow your strategy? Only if you actively and systematically shape the transformation of your procurement organization will you keep the wheel in your hand! In the Transformation Solution, we work with you to determine what your procurement organization of the future should look like. Let our expertise inspire you and find your best solution.
As a result of the analysis of your procurement organization, we jointly develop goals and the measures required to achieve them for all areas of your purchasing department (see graphic 360° Transformationcircle). We take into account the culture of your company, the necessary change management and the associated resources.
The Transformation Solution helps you and your company to get a precise picture of where you stand today in all areas. Even more, we create a roadmap with you, which shows you the way for the project “Purchasing of the Future”.
The roadmap makes it possible to realize your concrete plan on the way to your purchasing of the future. In it, we define a compact catalog of measures with you in order to translate the strategy approaches into concrete projects. In this process, the fields of action are prioritized and classified in terms of time. In addition, we identify the exact measures that need to be taken in the topic areas named in the transformation circle and the mutual dependencies that exist.
Transformation only succeeds when the roles and processes are precise: In addition to defining responsibilities and the use of resources, the measures must be clearly described and provided with precise target figures.
We accompany you as a sparring partner during the implementation of the roadmap. All TALENT-net partners have extensive experience in transformation projects – in medium-sized companies as well as in international corporations. We help you to recognize possible resistance in time and to initiate suitable countermeasures. We work with you to develop a professional communication strategy, coach you in change management, and use our experience and market knowledge to advise you on the structuring of tenders for the selection of qualified consultants and IT tools for purchasing and supply chain.
Sustainable Supply Chain Solution
With the quick check, you receive a location determination of the sustainability in your procurement organization in only 2 minutes
The challenges of a sustainable supply chain
The entire purchasing department, the supply chain, all raw materials and semi-finished products are checked and analyzed for their sustainability status. Critical goods and suppliers are then reported. The result enables you to evaluate your commodity groups and to find sustainable, future-oriented solutions together with your suppliers. In addition, you will be able to create an LkSG report and receive a roadmap for the sustainability strategy of your procurement organization.
A SWOT analysis and priority workshop identify critical goods and supplier gaps to be analyzed. A pilot project is developed and use cases are generated. We visualize your supply chain and make future sustainability potentials visible. The service offering of TALENT-net and Integrity Next promotes the new role of purchasing and ensures more sustainability throughout your company.
Procurement within organizations will have a new role in the future – as a facilitator and “enabler” of sustainable practices and production methods that will establish themselves beyond their own department. The “Sustainable Development of Products” helps you to set a sustainable path in your procurement organization. Together with our network partner milani design consulting, we assess what critical changes to your supply chain infrastructure as well as product design are needed to facilitate and support defined sustainability goals. You will receive support in sustainable product design and the use of sustainable raw materials, enabling you to make your entire supply chain and all lifecycle phases of your products more sustainable.
The decisive success factor for sustainable supply chain management has often been neglected up to now: It is purchasing managers who have to implement sustainability in their daily business. A competency model for sustainability in purchasing developed on a scientific basis starts precisely here and serves as the basis for targeted training and personnel development strategies. What exactly are competencies for “sustainability”? This question was the goal of the research project by Prof. Dr. Lydia Bals and Dr. Heike Schulze.
Based on research results and through a survey of experts from companies in different industries and scientists in the field (Delphi study), they developed a competence model for sustainability in purchasing. Let us advise you on how your employees can be made fit in the various competence fields.
The steadily increasing consumption of natural resources poses a growing problem for our society and our ecosystems. The circular economy offers promising approaches to resource-efficient and environmentally friendly management. For circular economy products to become established, they must be in demand and flanked by the appropriate business models. Together with our network partner Prozirkula GmbH, we offer you consulting, training and networking services to advance your procurement in terms of circularity. This enables procurement organizations to integrate circular economy into their organization and procurement strategy as well as to offer a growing number of suppliers circular-capable products, using business models in which ecological and economic added value go hand in hand.
Our network partner fLUMINA GmbH has made it its core task to generate value from data. Because answers to many questions lie in the data of your company. In order to be able to work meaningfully with data and make sustainable findings, it must first be understood and then suitably processed. Only then can processes be modeled and analyses performed on them to ultimately make better decisions with the insights gained.
With technology and artificial intelligence, it is possible to dramatically reduce the effort required to collect CO2 data. Much of the data that needs to be collected for the Corporate (CCF) and Product (PCF) Carbon Footprint analysis is already available in the company’s IT systems and can be integrated automatically. We are happy to support you and accompany your procurement organization to get more transparency of Co2 emissions for all products and services.
Procurement Digital Solution
Recognizing and exploiting the opportunities of digitalization
Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Process Mining, Internet of Things, Cloud, Data Analytics, etc. Everyone in purchasing and supply chain management is familiar with such and similar buzzwords in the context of digitalization. They promise transformative changes with incredible optimization potential. At the same time, there is hardly any other area in which companies find it so difficult to penetrate the application possibilities of these new technologies and to plan systematically in order to generate sustainable value contributions.
In the Procurement Digital Solution, we work with you to develop an action-oriented digital roadmap to realize value contributions through digitization and position your company for the future.
To realize the opportunities of digitization companies need a precise roadmap, that goes beyond individual projects and describes in concrete terms how digital technologies will contribute to the optimization of core processes in procurement management in the future. In the Procurement Digital Solution, we work with you to develop an action-oriented digital roadmap to realize value contributions through digitization and position your company for the future.
- Participants: Procurement and logistics executives – CPO, purchasing manager, head of supply chain management/logistics, etc.
- 3 appointments: 1 day workshop each (digitally conditionally possible) plus in-house preparation and follow-up
- Moderation by TALENT-net GmbH & Professor Dr. Alexander Kressner
- Accompaniment of the preparatory and follow-up work by TALENT-net & Professor Dr. Alexander Kressner
- Optional support through contributions from other experts (e.g. in the form of keynote speeches)
The Procurement Digital Solution provides you with an assessment of the digital maturity of your most important processes in your procurement organization. You receive the precisely defined path for the digital future – with precise proposals for action and tailored to your company. This roadmap defines your desired TARGET state and allows you to identify and leverage optimization potentials due to the increasingly rapid digitization.
"TALENT-net (CH) GmbH helped us to structure and analyze our procurement processes efficiently and effectively with its Transformation Solution. With the help of the three workshops, it was also possible to develop a roadmap that helps us to build up our procurement systematically and responsibly within a year. We would like to thank TALENT-net GmbH for the pleasant and goal-oriented cooperation!"