All sourcing needs are generally managed by the groupwide product group management system.A long-term procurement strategy adhering to the principles of sustainability ensures cost-optimized purchasing conditions.
Above and beyond this, resolute, crossfunctional collaboration on all development and sourcing processes unleashes savings potential across the entire value-added chain.
In addition, most of the production sites are located in Germany.
The best-selling product groups were batteries, accounting for €246 million (prior year: €196 million); storage equipment, accounting for €150 million (prior year: €116 million); steel assemblies, accounting for €125 million (prior year: €114 million), electric drive trains, accounting for €115 million (prior year: €112 million); and external services, accounting for €111 million (prior year: €104 million).
This undertaking concentrated on drawing up uniform contractual standards based on modular contract procuments as well as on establishing a computerized contract creation and archiving system.
The redesign laid the groundwork for increasing the number of master agreements even more.