»We see the project that implemented PARTsolutions as a great success. We have gained many new functionalities that have fundamentally simplified and improved a number of processes at MAN Truck & Bus. «
Stefan Bernhardt
Chief Department Manager IT Engineering
MAN Truck & Bus AG

Unite Purchase & Engineering

PURCHINEERING is a combination of the words "purchase" and "engineering" and aims at combining the purchasing and engineering processes. The optimization of the cooperation of both areas ensures that companies considerably increase their competitve advantage.

The Strategic Parts Management overcomes obstacles

Often, there are different opinions in the departments about what is the best component: While the purchasing department will prefer the cheapest product, the engineer will choose the technically most sophisticated product.

PURCHINEERING with the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions: Optimize the cooperation of purchase&engineering.

CADENAS helps support the PURCHINEERING concept and thus also the engineer and purchaser with its Strategic Parts Management system PARTsolutions.

Aims of PURCHINEERING

The company will profit considerably if the cooperation between the purchasing and engineering department is optimized:

  • Avoid Maverick Buying
    Define preferred parts and suppliers.

  • Make or Buy Analysis
    For which parts do we have know-how, which parts can be purchased externally.

  • Global Sourcing
    Choose the ideal supplier while considering the production site.

  • Product- & Supplier Transparency
    Make the best decision for parts and suppliers by considering the technical and economical characteristics.

  • Kanban & Logistics Processes
    Reduce the process costs for c-parts.

  • Change Management
    Information about the End of Life or changes of the supplier data for purchase and engineering.

  • Cost Analysis / Design2Cost
    Cost analysis on the basis of general price inquiries for standard and supplier parts or price analysis of standard-, company- and supplier parts which are already available in the ERP and PLM system.