Purchasing organizations are facing and ever more diverse and thus increasing challenges. Rising costs in almost all areas, supply risks due to material shortages, the increasing importance of sustainability aspects along the entire supply/value chain, and supply chain resilience, which has become enormously important due to geopolitical developments and risks. Added to this is the increasing shortage of skilled workers, which is causing problems for purchasing organizations in medium-sized companies in particular, as a result of which topics such as organizational development and digitization have not really been in focus for a long time.
Even better purchasing processes
Reduce costs, increase profit
Purchasing cost reduction
Based on an initial analysis (quick check or comprehensive 360° analysis), we work with your purchasing department to implement the measures. We reduce your costs holistically and sustainably, at all times using the optimisation levers appropriate to your company and your situation and within the framework of an individually tailored concept. Our experts look at the entire portfolio, from the standard screw to the complex technical special solution, from large main suppliers to the tail end, from indirect to direct costs.
Transformation of purchasing
Purchasing organisation development
Our consultants strengthen, develop, optimise and transform your purchasing organisation with individual measures in the fields of strategy, organisation, processes, resources and performance, adapted in line with the existing maturity level.
Sustainability knows no end
We accompany purchasing on the path to sustainability. From the assessment of the current situation to the definition of goals and joint implementation. Our experience from many customer projects helps to identify risks, define measures, meet legal requirements and select suitable partners and tools for you. We also support you in implementing measures along your supply chain (suppliers and sub-suppliers).
Automate and digitize
Digitalisation in purchasing
TMG’s purchasing and digitalisation experts help you to exploit the possibilities of automation and digitalisation in purchasing as well. No matter whether you need support in the selection and implementation of software and tools, or in the automation / digitalisation of processes or data.
Sustainability knows no end
Our experienced purchasing experts work with you to develop solutions to make your supply chain more resilient, better manage or eliminate risks and develop long-term commodity group/supplier strategies.
The extensive practical experience of our supplier managers will also help you support and empower your suppliers so that they achieve the desired performance.
Every company is unique
Purchasing potential analysis
We recommend an upstream potential analysis to identify existing optimisation potential and, in particular, derive an implementation concept specifically tailored to your company. In addition to a well-founded statement on realisable optimisation potential, the goal is, in particular, a tailored and, therefore, also implementable package of measures. Depending on how specifically you have already defined your challenges and goals, we offer either our Quick Check or our 360° Analysis.
Use AI and become more efficient
AI-based supplier search
Create competitive advantages, minimise risks, compensate for resource bottlenecks, become more sustainable, work more strategically.
Our fully automated, AI-based supplier search makes all these things and much more possible. Be one step ahead of your competition, for whom AI is the future, and make AI the present today.
Our experience for your success
Purchasing reference projects
Purchasing KPI Tool
We successfully implemented a purchasing KPI tool for a global company in the consumer goods industry. This enables our customer to comprehensively analyze and track the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as well as other important purchasing KPIs. Furthermore, the solution helped to develop a data-driven strategy, to realize efficiency gains in purchasing and it was an important step towards an optimized purchasing process design and for cost reductions.
with the support of our AI-based supplier sourcing tool 7Q1
. For our customer, a renowned cleaning equipment company, we have been able to significantly reduce material costs – with the help of our AI-based sourcing tool 7Q1. Through detailed analyses, the use of artificial intelligence in identifying potential alternative suppliers and thus creating market transparency and competition, as well as the comprehensive preparation and successful execution of negotiations, significant savings in the double-digit percentage range were realized.
360° analysis in purchasing
For a medium-sized plant engineering company, we analyzed the relevant areas of strategy, organization, processes, roles, degree of digitization, and cost structure (suppliers, material groups, articles) as part of a holistic purchasing review using a spend cube analysis, identified optimization potential, and derived an implementation plan coordinated with the customer.