Dr Ferhat Eryurt explains how procurement experts apsolut helped transform a wind turbine company based in Germany to deal with the challenges of the global marketplace Businesses today face unprecedented challenges, but you can take action to deal with them. We face continuing Covid outbreaks affecting global supply chains, price inflation and sanctions imposed on Russia because of the conflict in Ukraine, all impacting our procurement operations. Enercon, a foundation-run company based in northern Germany, had been operating successfully since the 1980s manufacturing wind turbines – until radical regulatory changes in 2017 forced it to take urgent action.

In order to be competitive in a globalised world, it took measures to stabilise and realign its operations by adopting strategies for digitalisation, internationalisation and cost reduction.
Reviewing its sourcing meant supply chains became more international and now included component suppliers in Poland, Portugal, Turkey, India and other Asian countries – it had successfully globalised its supply operations and doubled the number of its employees in Global Procurement in just three years.
Working with procurement specialists apsolut, the company digitised its strategic procurement processes by implementing SAP Ariba, with solutions including Supplier Lifecycle and Performance,
Risk, Sourcing and Contract Management. To reveal weaknesses in the new processes, we helped with best-practice solutions and added Enercon-specific requirements to involve interfaces and stakeholders more effectively. This meant transparency for all users, an onboarding process through Ariba and internal online training carried out by apsolut before each implementation.

Katrin Tammling, Expert Process Management and eProcurement at Enercon, says: “We moved forward quickly thanks to apsolut’s great expertise with SAP Ariba and their uncomplicated
knowledge transfer. “Times ahead will be challenging for many companies but there is a lot you can do to be prepared. Thanks to the action we took with apsolut, we are now confident for the future.”
Dr Ferhat Eryurt is a Partner at apsolut Group apsolut is an established partner for SAP and SAP Ariba on-premise, cloud and hybrid procurement solutions, with expertise ranging from SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass to SAP S/4HANA. We are a SAP Gold Partner, multi-awarded SAP Ariba MEE Partner of the Year, an SAP development innovation partner and solution partner of United VARs, the global alliance of top-rated SAP solution providers. apsolut operates from our offices across Europe and Asia in Bangalore, Beijing, Bielefeld, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hyderabad, London, Madrid, Málaga, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Stuttgart, Tianjin, Vienna, Vijayawada, Warsaw and Zurich. With partners VIVO Consulting and Bloom Consulting, apsolut is also active in Latin America and Australia/New Zealand

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