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Volvo global sourcing

  1. 1. Sourcing collaboration (Globally)Volvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson1 2011
  2. 2. • VLC Global Purchasing• Top Management decision• Team work• Sum upVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson2 2011
  3. 3. VLC Global Purchasing – GeographicalCoverage Purchasing IB, Purchasing OB, Umeå (Purchasing EMB & LogS) Göteborg Purchasing Eskilstuna Köping North America Olofström Skövde St Claire Goderich Warwick Gent Moscow Köln Kaluga Hagerstown Wroclaw Macungie Allentown Paris Lyon Seattle Dublin Turkey Beijing Ageo Asheville Greensboro Middle East Changwon Fort Valley Chongqing Tulsa Shanghai Dallas Boca Raton Bangalore Mexico City Venezuela Thailand/Malaysia Purchasing Pedeneiras South America Curitiba BrisbaneExisting offices Johannesburg PurchasingNew offices in 2011-2012 Asia Pacific Volvo Logistics Lena Gustafsson 3 2011
  4. 4. Country/ Create projects Collaboration RFP RFI Region Europé US Brasil Russia South Africa Australia China India Japan Korea Thailand Other e.g. MexicoVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson4 2011
  5. 5. • VLC Global Purchasing• Top Management decision• Team work• Sum upVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson5 2011
  6. 6. Top management decision • One global sourcing process. Mandated process Mapped process • One global purchasing application Mandates decision Secure understanding by local management • Roles Secure roles (hard at small local offices)Volvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson6 2011
  7. 7. • VLC Global Purchasing• Top Management decision• Team work• Sum upVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson7 2011
  8. 8. Team work • Mindset & Capabilities Secure that everyone involved understand - Why are we doing this and get commitment to work according to the process • Work faster & smarter Understanding of professionalism as “one company” Re-use • A journey together Let everyone know that it can not work, if we don’t get all on board Good ideas are welcome and can be implemented, if they work in a global perspective and for all functionsVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson8 2011
  9. 9. Team work • Problem Areas? Culture – what can we do to understand and make adjustments at different sites. One employee – several roles Management – make site managers understand that they are a part of a global organization and that they are committed to follow the process and use the tool that has been decided. Supplier - different demands, way of working Customers involvementVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson9 2011
  10. 10. • VLC Global Purchasing• Top Management decision• Team work• Sum upVolvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson10 2011
  11. 11. Sum Up • Listen • Understand • Adjust to the specific culture BUT do not change the process Last but not least As the person performing the roll outs you can never be loved by everyone BUT you can be respected.Volvo LogisticsLena Gustafsson11 2011
  12. 12. Thank you!

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