The track record of Emerton in Purchasing is centered on advanced purchasing strategies, beyond traditional category optimization, such as:

  • Purchasing partnerships building – e.g. in a situation where critical quality testing tasks had to be transferred to selected qualified suppliers
  • New purchasing organization – e.g. outsourcing the purchasing process of high diversity / low volume / low value items for a chemical manufacturer
  • Redesign to cost of industrial products systems facing increased global competitions and challenge on their true differentiation beyond price

The Emerton teams also have a strong experience in more traditional category optimization in many fields requiring a deep business understanding (e.g. optimization of fresh food product sourcing or of freight purchases, both in the context of a post-merger integration)

Recent case example: Management with the plant Director (in the metals industry) of a situation of one single source supplier getting bankrupt, with no alternative in Europe