Meet the buyers of the automotive industry
Member of the Board of Management - Procurement and IT, Audi AG
Member of the Board of Management, Procurement, Porsche AG
Head of Strategic Materials Management/ Senior Vice President, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Board Member Production, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Schaeffler
Purchasing Manager and Member of the Management Board, Leopold-Kostal Gruppe
Senior Vice President Global Procurement, Osram Licht AG
Managing Director, EBK Krüger GmbH & Co KG
Group Director & Chief Procurement Officer, ATOTECH Deutschland GmbH
Content orientation of the conference
Whether it is the procurement, analysis and optimization of real-time data within a Big Data Analysis or improved communication between customers and suppliers - digitalization has now also gained importance in purchasing. But to what extent do you solve the sometimes major communication problems in your value chain? How can start-up companies be a helpful cooperation partner in terms of flexibility and decision-making procedures?
In order to remain competitive in the course of globalization and the resulting increasing cost pressure in the automotive industry, companies are forced to constantly improve their processes. In addition to the increasing pressure to innovate, particular challenges are the collection and storage of required data.
Industry 4.0, digitization and the resulting growing competitive pressure in the automotive industry are leading to major changes in conventional purchasing. However, this does not only affect changing IT architectures, but especially employees and corporate culture. In order to be able to profitably exploit the opportunities created by digitization, it is essential to train and strengthen employee skills.