No commodity is as diverse and industry-specific as this one. Many suppliers, high process costs, large variety of articles with relatively cheap articles. And yet the individual specification plays the decisive role. A change of products can often only be made possible through test procedures. A challenge we are up to!
Of course, purchasing can optimise conditions through price negotiations. But this is the smallest factor for sustainable savings. Packaging optimisation, digitalisation of processes, product bundling or standardisation are much more promising and have a long-term effect not only on the cost side. Less storage space, shorter throughput times or less packaging damage are convincing arguments for the departments.