Ideas. Innovation. Value.

Implement optimizations in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management in its various aspects is a key topic for all our customers. We support you  in developing and implementing optimizations.

RIVA-approach for Supply Chain Management

Focus of our projects:

  • Business Transformation in purchasing
  • Set-up of professional purchasing organizations
    • Organization, roles, competencies
    • Processes, instructions, guide lines
    • Developing purchasing strategies
    • Introduction of Category Management
    • Tools, Templates
    • Process Optimization
  • Cost reduction programs
    • Design to cost
    • Cost structure analysis
    • Alternative procurement markets
    • Structuring, preparation and execution of supplier negotiations
  • Reduction of quality cost
    • Improve supply quality
    • Improve supplier reliability

It is important for us to not only develop concepts but implement, train and optimize them where needed.

Targets and results, project examples

  • Quality cost reduction for a supplier of castings
  • Improve supplier reliability (machine building)
  • Develop a companywide purchasing organization incl. Category Management (machine building)
  • Develop purchasing processes, instructions and guidelines (energy provider)
  • Part cost reduction through design optimization (automotive)
  • Product development with suppliers (automotive)