Strategy definition – Indirect Procurement – „Logistics“ material group

Goal: Establishment and management of a manufacturing company for hydraulic hoses with sales in Brazil for the South American market


Duration: 7 weeks from presentation of the actual situation to project presentation

Role in the project: Project Manager

Einsparung: Identified potential of CHF 1.6 million

Operational area, geographical:

  • Switzerland
  • Global


Type: Mechanical / Plant Engineering
Turnover: 4 Bn. EUR
Number of employees: 16,000


  • Logistics expenditure over CHF 18 million with more than 60 service providers
  • No clear award process, no transparency in the process


  • Presentation of the actual situation
  • Decision to use an existing product on the market for cost transparency
  • Selection of the service provider
  • Definition of the parameters and key figures of an SCM cockpit
  • Joint potential analysis
  • Project presentation to CPO, COO and CEO


Project was defined as “strategic” which meant that only a few employees (and not the specialist departments) were involved.

  • Project Manager
  • Data-Analyst
  • CPO
  • External advisors


  • Regular reporting to CPO


  • Logistics
  • Finance
  • Purchasing
  • Controlling


A potential of over CHF 1.6 million (approx. 9% of the purchasing volume) for cost reduction was found. Through the proposed cockpit, processes and costs could be presented transparently.

Project was presented to COO and CEO in early 2020.


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