PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT AND SPECIAL PROCUREMENTS
At Lingemann, you get everything from a single source: from procurement to picking, control and inventory management to distribution, you no longer have to worry about anything. In this way, we optimise your flow of goods and reduce the process costs associated with C-parts to a minimum.
Because modern procurement management, as we understand it, does not only refer to purchasing, i.e. procurement per se, but always keeps an eye on the process as a whole. Purchasing, logistics, quality assurance, timings, routines and all the little and big surprises that make everyday business so exciting. We are happy to take on this challenge!
Because in every company there are production factors necessary for the operating process which the company itself does not have and which therefore have to be procured.
The term "procurement" covers all activities that are aimed at supplying a company with all the necessary goods that are required to maintain the operating processes. This includes not only screws ...
PROCUREMENTS THAT HAVE MADE LINGEMANN HISTORY
SPLICING BELTS FROM CANADA
To prevent a production standstill, one of our customers needed five splicing tapes from Montreal, Canada, preferably yesterday. Even Lingemann cannot reverse time. But direct action, that is possible. Our employee drove promptly from Cologne to Frankfurt airport and flew to Brussels, where the plane to Montreal took off shortly afterwards. The three-hour layover before the return flight was enough to hand over the tapes. From FRA, we went by car to the factory. The production standstill was averted.
Sometimes small changes have big consequences. This is what one of our customers experienced when he wanted to change his production line to a new nappy size. Because now the question arose where to put the larger materials to be used. These were currently stored in the magazine and always had to be brought in from there. In cooperation with a company from Wuppertal, Lingemann developed a special cupboard that helps the customer save 3-5 hours per employee, day and line, and that with 18 lines.
A flexible logistics company can procure anything, including fruit. This was demonstrated when one of our customers, on the occasion of the introduction of a software called Orange, commissioned Lingemann to procure 500 pretty oranges and 50 raffia baskets. These were to be delivered to three different locations at the same time. Lingemann accepted the challenge. The right employee was quickly found, chose the most beautiful oranges and delivered everything to the right place at exactly the desired hour.
PROCESS OPTIMISATION SAVING
A big advantage is our view from the outside, especially when it comes to process optimisation. This time it was about standardising the splicing. Previously, the customer needed up to seven tapes per splice. In cooperation with a partner, we developed one tape for all, plus the necessary preparation centre. The standard achieved in this way was rolled out across Europe. This largest process optimisation saving in the babycare sector in the last 25 years reduced the number of employees required per line by 25%.
SAND FROM THE SAHARA
Have you ever wondered how manufacturers test their products? We have. One of our customers is a car manufacturer who needed a special sand for their in-house test track. But where can this sand be found? Right, in the Sahara. So we sent a few of our employees into the desert and they came right back with lots of this sand. As you can see, we really know our way around all product groups and do not shy away from any special procurement.
THE PARTING GIFT
As a service provider for the industry, we have to deal with many different challenges. One we still remember today with pride and pleasure. A very popular plant manager of one of our customers was transferred to the USA. The staff wanted to give her a special farewell gift. It was to be a handbag, but of course not just any handbag. However, the coveted brand bag was not easy to procure. A special order for Lingemann, which we fulfilled with flying colours.
YOUR GOALS WITH LINGEMANN
REDUCTION OF TIME AND COSTS THROUGH PROCESS OPTIMISATION
THE ELIMINATION OF REGULAR DEMAND ASSESSMENTS
SIMPLIFICATION OF ORDERING PROCESSES
NO ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS CONTROL IN THE PROCUREMENT OF C-PARTS
REDUCTION OF STOCK