Purchasing management. Why ?

Successful businesses know that controlling purchasing is the fastest, most effective way to make lasting improvements to company performance. Since purchasing represents a significant portion of a business's output, improving purchasing conditions by 1% has the same impact on your bottom line as increasing sales by 3 to 5%—and the effect can be immediate.

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But developing a fully efficient purchasing process is not easy. Depending on your policies, culture and objectives, you can measure your company's purchasing processes against four stages of maturity :

1. Coordination Finding synergies and avoiding counterproductive disorganisation, especially in choosing suppliers
2. Sharing Whether partial or across the board, pooling resources maximises effects of scale and helps standardise products and services purchased
3. Centralisation The purchasing process is managed at the corporate level and supports its own objectives
4. Delegation Even better than Centralisation, Delegation gives business units full responsibility for procurement within a centrally managed purchasing policy. Every unit works in its own speciality
Each stage involves many aspects of the company, since the quality of the purchasing process is measured by the efficiency of collaboration, both internally and with suppliers. Businesses must be adept at sharing information, maintaining fluid decision-making and managing exceptions. The quality of the purchasing process is measured by the efficiency of collaboration, both internally and with suppliers

Purchasing operations are usually deployed as part of a progressive implementation of a larger purchasing process. Dividing the process into major functions makes it easier to manage them, apply best industry practices and continually improve performance.

The Purchasing Process

To meet your purchasing needs, OXALYS TECHNOLOGIES offers a purchasing information system based on the modular Oxalys Purchasing Portal and a team of experienced consultants.

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e-Purchasing solution

e-purchasing solution
Oxalys Purchasing Portal
All fields of industries, all sizes of businesses and organisations

 

Pre-set solutions for your industry's needs

Oxalys BTP - Purchasing solution for construction, public works, housing and engineering
Oxalys BTP
For construction, public works, housing and engineering
 
Purchasing solution for the pharmaceutical and fine chemistry sector
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For the pharmaceutical and fine chemistry sector
 
Purchasing solution for the agri-food industry
Oxalys Agro
For the agri-food industry

 

Satisfied users of Oxalys Purchasing Portal solutions

  • Groupe Agrica

  • Areva - Cogema

  • Bouygues Construction

  • CCA International

  • Colas

  • DTP terrassement

  • FCBA

  • Galderma

  • Gastronome

  • Léon Grosse

  • Sofrecom

  • Thales

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  • Vinci Facilities

  • Vivescia