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The Procurement departement shifted from a gatekeeper position overseeing cost management to a key driver position for business performance improvement. How can you now drive you business to the next level ? As a CPO, you can fully integrate your processes into the digital revolution to strengthen your strategic role. We assist you in this transformation journey leveraging our blended experience, expertise and commitment.

The procurement practice of Axbility Consulting is one of the leading team of the market with 40 high-level experts dedicated to the maturity, the agility and the performance of the procurement function :

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Develop the agility of procurement organizations in connection with Category Management

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Improve the operational efficiency of processes by focusing on collaborative approaches

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Professionalize the Procurement function by improving the knowledge of expenses and the assessment of Procurement performance

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Align the IS with the Procurement Strategy by leveraging the opportunities offered by new technologies and digital transformation

Axbility Consulting has developed an excellent knowledge of the main solutions providers like Ariba, Coupa, Determine, Ivalua, Jaggaer, Sievo, Synertrade, Tradeshift, Zycus, … .

The ambition to go beyond just quick wins

To earn its legitimacy, the Procurement department favoured for a long time quick wins in cost savings. These approach offered the first tangible results but at this point, you have to engage and demonstrate the potential of a more ambitious approach.

A strategic position for the Procurement function

The current challenges link to innovative supplier sourcing and developing a start-up ecosystem strengthened the role of the Procurement department. As Chief Procurement Officer, you have become a full member of the executive board, directly mandated by the Executive Management. Your actions play a decisive role in maintaining the company’s margins, developing strategic partnerships and controlling supply risks. We help you in constructing an innovative approach to accelerate the transformation of the Procurement function: flash diagnosis, proof of concept, agility in execution, … .

At the heart of digitalisation

Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) : you are at the heart of the digital revolution and your actions must help improve company performance. We are fully ready to work with you so you can listen to all the stakeholders, persuade them to take the right direction and drive the needed change.

1 > Operational excellence

Confronted with the erosion of traditional markets and the challenge of sustainable innovation, the Procurement department must be agile. Its role is to answer simultaneously the company’s strategic challenges and the operational needs of internal customers.

2 > Digitalisation

The procurement department aims to open up the processes and align the tools with the new working methods. There are many different levers : 360° suppliers, SRM, eSourcing, eProcurement, contracts database, marketplaces, invoice automation, collaborative space. They help develop a special relationship with strategic suppliers and monitor mobility and usability needs of the opinion leaders. Axbility Consulting proposes that you adopt an open and innovative approach to strengthen your pioneering role in business network operations.

3 > Insight

The Procurement function must be attentive to innovative suppliers and develop the ability to attract in order to recruit emerging start-ups. Many different challenges demand the development of prospective skills.

Start-up incubator

Through its action, the Procurement department creates a systemic impact on company performance and develops new skills : organisational resilience, procurement efficiency, co-innovation, ongoing improvement, value analysis.
The Procurement Departments that initiated this transformation possess a keen understanding of the strategic challenges and risks resulting from market changes, the digitalisation of usages and new entrants. They reassure the response to Quality-Cost-Delivery concerns and harness innovation.

The CPO has a 360 vision: the Procurement Department becomes omniscient concerning performance measurements and aligns with the strategic orientations of its internal customers.

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