Realignment of the Purchasing Organisation Automotive Industry


  • Realignment and development of the purchasing organisation
  • Negotiations with suppliers
  • Project: Relocation of strategic components

Industry/ Function / Environment / Expert

  • Automotive Subcontracting Manual Transmission
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Realignment of purchasing organisation Dipl.-Kfm. Sven Breuhahn
  • Management of the purchasing staff
  • Realignment and development of the purchasing organisation
  • Motivating employees and involving them in decision-making processes
  • Making the purchasing function “visible” in the company
  • Introduction of a reporting system to control purchasing and report to management
  • Relocation project of strategic components in combination with Make or Buy
  • Negotiations in a difficult environment with a drastic drop in purchasing volume (diesel scandal), savings of approx. € 1.0 million compared to budget.
  • Purchasing volume approx. 50.0 Mio€
  • Profit contribution of approx. € 1.0 million
  • Purchasing reporting introduced
  • Purchasing organisation realigned
  • Regular meetings with neighbouring departments introduced
  • Employees motivated to solve challenges themselves
  • Make-or-buy analysis completed
Koki Systemtechnik GmbH: Medium-sized company in the automotive industry with 1,200 employees at three locations in Germany and one location in China