Fraunhofer IML introduces »Procurement 4.0 Check« at 51st symposium on purchase and logistics
The Procurement 4.0 Check, developed by the Fraunhofer IML, was presented to an expert audience at the 51st BME symposium on purchase and logistics in Berlin. Many procurement representatives from various industries visited the Fraunhofer IML booth to test the new Fraunhofer Procurement 4.0 Check app. Their response indicates clearly: Companies are searching for orientation and answers for a proper alignment of their procurement organization in times of digitalisation.
Procurement as part of industry 4.0 has to face many new challenges. Networking, innovations, data analytics and not least new business models, are only some of the topics that procurement has to confront. In doing so, and in the meantime finding the right answers, procurement has a unique chance in digitalisation to answer the call for a more strategic role within the company. A conclusion supported by the preliminary study „Digitalisation of Purchase – Procurement 4.0“, conducted by the Fraunhofer IML in cooperation with the BME. The results of this joint effort were also the foundation for the Fraunhofer Procurement 4.0 Check and the corresponding app.
During the execution of the check, qualitative and quantitative success factors of procurement are questioned systematically. By means of a gap analysis the substantial fields of activity regarding industry 4.0 are identified and made transparent. At the same time, the most relevant key performance indicators for procurement are examined. The result is a visualized complete overview, as well as the specific fields of action for the future development of procurement. Therefore, the Fraunhofer Procurement 4.0 Check serves as the basis for establishing an individual roadmap for the implementation of industry 4.0 in procurement.
For more detailed information on the Fraunhofer Procurement 4.0 Check, please contact
Dr. Axel T. Schulte.