“One of the challenges of becoming independent from a larger company is that a number of centrally organised functions are left behind and have to be rebuilt. Ampleon Netherlands BV found itself in that position when it transitioned to becoming a smaller independent company. The NPR purchase for the Dutch locations was one of the areas affected. Contracts with suppliers had to be renegotiated under time pressure. For this process we teamed up with Procurement Services. They brought specialist procurement knowledge and experience to the table. We have experienced the close collaboration with our internal organisation and the overall professional approach as very positive. After a year of being an independent company, it is safe to say that having Procurement Services on board in the start-up phase added a lot of value to our business . “

 

TACO ZWEMSTRA, COO, AMPLEON NETHERLANDS BV

 www.ampleon.com

 

“We were introduced to Procurement Services in 2014. To gain first-hand experience of how the collaboration would be shaped, we started with a single project. Thereafter this expanded one step at a time. Presently whilst our own organisation no longer supports NPR procurement, Procurement Services cover this area fully. Putting the requirements of the internal organisation first, Carglass maintains control. Due to the fact that the projects are run in a transparent and professional manner each and every time, our supplier relationships have only improved. The long standing business relationships that have been built over many years, are often found to be maintained. Procurement Services acts as an extension of our own organisation – an external colleague. Recently we have added Contract Management to the portfolio of Procurement Services and are expanding further by adding Supplier Management also. We value the fact that supplier commitments are being met and that the forecast savings turn into reality. This allows us to fully focus on our core business.“

 

WILLEM MES, DIRECTEUR OPERATIONS   

www.carglass.nl

 

“Whilst I perceived the pricing and contractual arrangements that were agreed when I first started as Facility Manager as reasonably good, it turned out that Procurement Services – through their ingenious concept – were able to outsmart me. As Procurement Services’ concept leads to a win-win, I am comfortable that Procurement Services have more leverage than Springer as a single buyer. I am confident that after the current “phase 2” many more will follow with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of Procurement Services.“

 

DE FACILITY MANAGER VAN SPRINGER

www.springer.com

 

“Within the cost reduction programme that Webhelp initiated, a large part of the wins can be contributed to Procurement Services. They combine the specialist knowledge and experience of their project managers with a result focussed and structured but still pragmatic attitude. All the project managers involved in the cases at Webhelp have each been open, constructive and a pleasure to work with. All in all a partner that fits well with Webhelp and that will bring further benefits in the future. “

 

ERWIN MEKKING, DIRECTEUR ICT, BI & FACILITIES

www.webhelp.com

 

“We have recently appointed Procurement Services to lead a tender for the property management of a large Dutch retail real estate portfolio. The objective was to maximise the quality of the (external) property management organisation at the right price. The high calibre team of Procurement Services have lead the tender process with the greatest professionalism and efficiency. They have delivered results within a tight schedule and have provided us with a solid and objective evaluation tool through Negometrix. Building on that result and the positive collaboration, we have currently appointed them again for a comparable tender process“

 

HILKE NIJMEIJER, HEAD OF ASSET MANAGEMENT, CBRE GLOBAL INVESTORS

 www.cbreglobalinvestors.com

 

“For Koninklijke Ahrend N.V the decision to work with Procurement Services for NPR Procurement has been well-founded. It has chosen to direct the entire procurement process from Sourcing through to Contract Management to Procurement Services. Firstly driven by the need to reduce its own cost base, and additionally by the necessity to raise the quality level. The latter is safe guarded by Procurement Services’ approach. Not only are they responsible for the supplier negotiations, they also cover the full implementation within the Ahrend organisation.“

 

ROLF VERSPUIJ, CFOO

www.ahrend.com

 

“The Non Product Related procurement team at Marel Nederland has teamed up with Procurement Services for a variety of categories. With up to date market knowledge in many categories, Procurement Services adds value through solid project management, contract management, and tangible positive results. The collaboration is professional and easy-going whereby Marel is fully supported and alleviated of the procurement burden. Marel’s objectives are taken into account by the Procurement Services team and are translated into efficient and result driven projects. Procurement Services is viewed by our internal stakeholders as a competent partner who adds value to our business.“

 

NORBERT VAN REUTH, PURCHASING MANAGER

www.marel.com

 

“Fuelled with ambition, and together with Procurement Services we embarked on a cost control programme. With the benefit of hindsight it is safe to say that Procurement Services has exceeded our ambitions and expectations. The insight into our cost structures and opportunities to rationalise have been improved. In addition, they offered support to our many negotiation processes in a constructive, and professional manner with a personal touch. Due compliments to the team of Procurement Services! “

 

PAUL STEMAN, CHAIRMAN EXECUTIVE BOARD MAZARS NETHERLANDS

www.mazars.nl

 

“In our fast growing business, not enough focus had been placed on NPR. It was a neglected area of procurement. This was proven by the high savings realised during a procurement process that we undertook with Procurement Services. Further these were savings that we ourselves would not have been able to achieve, due to lack of time, focus, knowledge and size of the spend. What appealed to us what the solid, controlled and phased approach. At the end of each phase there was a “”Go/No Go decision. Professionals from both organisations “clicked” very well which allowed for quick wins to be achieved. After delivering various successful business cases, Procurement Services is our sparring partner and a flexible extension of our procurement work force.“

 

W.M. HEIDEMAN MSC., DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

www.pasreform.com

 

“Within our segment, equipment construction, procurement is primarily pursuing direct spend. NPR procurement is regarded as not sexy, time consuming and of lesser added value to our direct product. In addition, as an individual player, we often simply don’t have the leverage. The joint up approach with third parties and the removal of burden by Procurement Services in the NPR spend area has brought substantial savings. This has allowed our internal procurement team to place even more emphasis on the direct categories thus adding more value to our products.“

 

OSCAR VAN OVERDAM, COUNTRY COORDINATION MANAGER

 www.gea.com

“As NPR procurement is simply not core to Lely’s business, we have decided to outsource this area in its entirety to Procurement Services. We knew that substantial savings in this area were achievable. Our expectations have been well and truly exceeded. In addition to the direct savings, the Transport and Logistics project also returned significant process savings. What appeals to me is the professional approach; a business case outlines the detail before implementation is started. Procurement Services always involves the internal stakeholders and seeks their endorsement for the final business case. The Procurement Services colleagues are highly educated, experienced professionals who are a joy to work with. I whole heartedly endorse Procurement Services for all NPR categories. Why have an in-house team? “

 

PETER SMIT – DIRECTEUR INKOOP LELY HOLDING S.À R.L.

www.lely.com