What are your thoughts on how to fulfill a strategy? Especially a strategy that include digitalization? Most specifically a strategy including the change of behavior from a lot of individuals. And we know how easy it is to change behavior – right?
Take part of the On Demand session hosted by Martin Starcke, Director of Global Operational & Tactical Procurement, and Procurement Analytics at LEO Pharma and Bernhard Soltmann, Founder and Managing Director at Allocation Network.
Topics that were brought up were:
- What role does technology have in successfully transforming supply chains?
- How can companies overcome the gap between digitalization visions and the here and now?
- What are your main supply chain development drivers now and ahead and why does that matter?
- How do you set up technology implementation strategies and goals?
- How do you ”unlearn old habits” in the organization?
- In what ways are a provider like Allocation taking into account possible user reluctance to change?
- Why digitization mustn’t stop with awarding of a contract.
On demand session
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How digitized is your supply chain?
A majority of the respondents are about to develop a supply chain digitization strategy. Together with the “not started yet” that make up for more than half of the respondents. And these data are not unique! What they tell EBG is that the hype and what is possible is one thing – it take much longer time in reality to achieve all that all know is possible to achieve. (0% have 100% digital systems in place.)
There is something we should pick up here – supporting professionals where they are actually at and not necessarily ten steps ahead.
You should never give the possibility to do a rating between 1-5 given that most choose 3 (not good not bad). Maybe it was the same with the above question where both information management, data insight and communication and governance are perceived equally challenging when it comes to collaborating with suppliers.
Concretely this session highlight the need to balance both who you choose to collaborate with when it comes to technology providers. Consider the size and scope of your business and choose wisely. Equally important to consider what level of behavior change is needed to reach desired outcome. Should you choose super users or are “super users” appearing based on interest, passion and know how?
About Allocation Network GmbH
With over 20 years of experience, Allocation is a privately-owned best-of-breed solution provider within strategic purchasing and supplier quality management.
Integrated Sourcing, Auctions, Collaboration and Supplier Management capabilities ensure the entire procurement process is managed throughout the life cycle, from requisition to end- of-life.
The software is developed, distributed and supported in Munich and delivered to our customers, e.g. BMW, Siemens, Stadtwerke München, MAGNA and VOITH, in either SaaS or on-premise models. An additional office is located in Atlanta, USA.
e-Sourcing since 1998
Allocation Network GmbH was founded in 1998 by today’s managing partners Andreas Prohaska, Bernhard Soltmann and Andreas Vollmann.
Already in the first year, the first version of the software was used to picture purchasing and negotiating processes of companies.
E-Auctions since 2000
In the year 2000, we carried out the first auctions in the automotive supply industry with ASTRAS and thus extended the functionality of our software with dynamic negotiating aspects.
Supplier Management since 2003
2003, we have rolled out integrated supplier management systems for the first 2 customers. During this time, the foundation stone for today’s portal was laid, an integrated supplier management and sourcing system, which is now available to our customers on the basis of the most modern web technologies in Release 6. x.
Collaboration since 2013
The year 2013 stood in the sign of standardized communication work-flows. Through the introduction of the modules collaboration, our customers are able to model communication processes in the area of supplier development, quality management and internal release processes.