But not the least – how to overcome them. The essence of what EBG do is to enable cross function and cross organization collaboration. To establish an understanding of how processes run though multiple functions, not seldom with conflicting KPI’s and contradictory strategies.
During CPO Outlook 2023 on October 18th and 19th in Stockholm, you who join can choose to attend the workshop Thomas Klein, Manager Procure-to-Pay Operations (Global Indirect Sourcing) at DeLaval is hosting. He and his colleagues will share with you what they have learned from adoption challenges after technically implementing an e-sourcing (P2P) solution in a multinational matrix organization like DeLaval.
Last year during CPO Outlook one speaker outlined a value based way of looking at procurement as an end to end structure (which it always is). Source to Contact is Finding The Value and Purchase to Pay is Keep The Value.
So how come this still poses such a challenge for all businesses? Thomas will help you find out. Below what he invite a limited group of people to discuss;
Workshop | Challenges in Procure-to-Pay adoption (and how to overcome them )
In this session//workshop Thomas will outline the adoption challenges after technically implementing an e-sourcing ( P2P ) solution in a multinational matrix organization like DeLaval is.
This is not about the specific tool but rather the areas of challenges.
- Company Change Management ( “cultural” / “way of working” )
- Technical Change Management
- Information Management
Also, ownership options of the e-sourcing / P2P tool in an organization, and their pro´s and con´s will be discussed. Thomas will demonstrate how DeLaval addresses these challenges and ways to overcome them, in order to get the adoption rate desired or even promised in the company.
- What does a successful P2P tool usage mean to you ? Is it too much of an interpretation or can benefits be clearly identified ?
- In what ways are you working with reluctance to change ?
- How do you most efficiently operate a P2P tool with limited headcount ?
- How do you measure the road to success ?
- What happens when IT leaves the implementation phase ?
- In what ways are you working with reluctance to change?
- How do you most efficiently operate a P2P tool with limited headcount?
In a day and age where technology seem to be the response to all possible challenges – do not forget the basics. Being able to share experiences in a peer group may just be the wisest choice you make this year.
As soon as you have >>registered you can start choosing what sessions to join.
Thomas is a senior sourcing, contracting and supplier management professional with focus on Information Technology and Telecommunication categories. He has been engaged in IT matters since 1993, so Thomas has 25 years+ experience on both ends of the supply chain, sales and sourcing / procurement.
Thomas has been Manager Procure-to-Pay Operations since January 2023. As such responsible for the operation of SAP Ariba as mandatory e-sourcing tool in 6 key countries ( Sweden, Poland, Germany, Belgium, United States and China ) in the DeLaval group.
Prior to that Thomas was globally responsible for IT & Telecoms category Sourcing Manager in DeLaval Global Indirect Sourcing, member of IT Management. He joined DeLaval in December 2013. Prior to that established and managed the global IT & Telecoms sourcing team in liner-shipping industry, at Hapag-Lloyd , headquartered in Hamburg/Germany. 12 years with Hapag-Lloyd.
Before this having held multiple roles in IT-centric procurement and sales in the Computer Compass group.
DeLaval has helped dairy farmers all over the world to stay profitable since the very first moment. Innovation is in our blood, and it has been in our blood since Gustaf de Laval patented the centrifugal cream separator back in 1878, over 135 years ago. DeLaval, alongside Tetra Pak and Sidel, is part of the Tetra Laval Group.
Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and operates in more than 100 markets.