This is the first phase of a successful approach to procurement, as part of digitalising and optimising your purchasing and procurement processes.
The problem is simple and longstanding; the reconciliations carried out for several years on the one hand, and the great diversity of the management systems on the other hand, generate multiple sources and identity data concerning the suppliers.
We can no longer count the number of duplicates and triplicates which greatly complicate supplier management, generating time-consuming searches and invoicing errors, and even presenting clear loopholes for supplier transfer fraud.
It is therefore essential to optimise your supplier base through a common repository, which should be accessible via different solutions depending on the maturity and purchasing methods of each division or department.
Simplifying these tasks offers a clear and global view of your suppliers, whether they are in your territory or international. In practical terms, “cleaning up” is the first step and consists of identifying third parties with whom you have not worked for a long time, or service providers who had been called upon for an old project. This “mapping” is carried out via invoicing, for example.
To guarantee this reliability, it is important to know the local identifier of each of your suppliers (the SIREN for France, the DUNS for other countries, etc.).
Get in touch with one of our expert Purchasing advisors to jointly carry out the risk diagnosis on your supplier portfolio, and discover Altares’ responses to your Purchasing compliance issues.
Altares supports its customers in the analysis and segmentation of their supplier panel.
Altares supports its clients in the analysis and segmentation of the French market.