Based on public information from research institutes, patent publications and technical articles, we provide comprehensive data-driven market analysis of chemicals and plastics, either commodities or specialties
ist of suppliers by country, region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia), and global with their respective capacity.
Cost and Capital for new plants with different plant capacities with detailed Variable Cost, Fixed Costs, Expenses, and Capital .
List of main end-use or industry applications with expected growth rates.
Historical public prices by region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia), and Volume of Imports, Exports / Trade by regions.
We guide CPOs and Purchasing VPs in transforming a purchasing function from tactical to strategic, by re-designing the organization, aligning purchasing to business or function strategy, engaging with internal clients, performing strategic sourcing, managing supplier relationships and, creating metrics and governance around the processes.
We provide a 5-step work process for Strategic Sourcing where the purchasing function will link the business strategy to the purchases needed by the company.
The work process can be adapted to any company and culture and incorporates the following: Internal Analysis, External Analysis, Supply Strategy, Negotiation, and Execution.
We provide directions in how to select a tool for your company’s needs, defining the key fields needed for compliance, productivity improvements, tracking capabilities, reminders, avoidance of maverick spending, etc.
We have developed a methodology to segment your suppliers into four segments, where each segment follows different positioning for price negotiation strategy as well as management tactics.
We have expertise in selecting the spend management tool to aggregate and classify your spend so you can improve your purchasing power. Besides the classification with UNPSC codes, we are able to help the spend segmentation to improve the efficiency of your organization. By segmenting and aggregating into sub-categories, your company will have better leverage.
Our purchasing framework engages your internal clients (businesses and functions) to assure their strategy is incorporated into the supply strategy and defines Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) where both sides can track evolution of the engagement. This process is referred to as sourcing councils.
We provide guidelines and project management to define which price areas are important for forecasting and to develop algorithm models for and comparisons with market prices for raw materials, logistics, and maintenance repair operation (MRO).
Our framework and tools are able to manage risk in three different dimensions:
- PRA (Product Risk Assessment): Measuring the likelihood of supplier disruption and impact on business;
- BRA (Business Risk Assessment): Measuring the risk of single source and Revenue @ Risk;.
- SRA (Supplier Risk Assessment): Measuring supplier risk to your company from different functions point of view.
We have implemented governance models to guarantee the purchasing function is efficient and effective in performing its activities through defining the delegation of authority, KPI, scorecards, storyboards, TMO – Transformation Management Office, PMO – Project Management Office, and audit process.
According to your company size and culture, we develop a purchasing organization to match the company needs in order to leverage volume and knowledge. Decentralized, centralized, or center-led organization models can be developed in for commodities, categories, or commercial areas.