Analysis and Diagnostic of Current Purchases - Typical overview


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Typical overview of an assignment

Step 1 – Collection and analysis of spend data

Based on spend data over a period of one year (or more), a statistical analysis (in the form of an Excel file or other) of all company spend (production, non-production, investments) is carried out.

Step 2 – Interviews with the principal actors involved in the purchasing process

Following the identification of the company’s purchasing process, it is important to carry out interviews with all those involved in the purchasing process from the identification of need (internal customer) up to the receipt and payment of goods and services supplied (warehouse, accounts payable, etc.) as well as key actors in the purchasing dept. An interview with the manager or the director of the company or his representative will enable the identification of the company’s global vision and the strategic axes.

Step 3 – Information processing and presentation of a preliminary report

Following the collection of data and information, a preliminary presentation of them will be made during a meeting organised within the company. During this meeting, the results will be presented as well as an interim Action Plan whose aim is to optimise the purchasing function and the purchasing process.

Step 4 – Presentation of the final report with recommendations for approval by the company

Preparation and presentation of a synthesis of the recommendations as well as an Action plan for approval by the company (the customer).

Further to the company’s approval, MLB Conseils can propose assistance for the implementing of the action plan as well as monthly or quarterly reviews....

Average duration of an assignment

According to the company’s size, the number of actors involved in the purchasing process as well as the total spend amount, the average duration of an assignment implies 5 to 10 days’ work within the company.