AI instead of buyer:in?

Which hurdles do buyers have to overcome? Which challenges affect materials management in the present and which challenges are waiting in the future and can we as Flowciety help to overcome them? These are the questions we asked ourselves after focusing on the purchasing departments in Germany. At the Procurement Summit we were able to get some insights during the panel discussion “Purchasing of the Future” and we are sure:

Technology will not replace the / the buyer:in.

It will help buyers to use their skills for really important tasks.

We have probably all heard about the shortage of raw materials, but many people are not aware of what lies behind this statement. Titles such as “Too few presents – How the shortage of raw materials will affect Christmas sales” to “When will there be enough chips again to ensure the continued production of technical devices?” only scratch the surface – the end consumer.

Behind the expression of scarcity, however, are many parts of a supply chain that have been facing particularly great challenges for some time and have hardly any time to deal with future issues, from procurement to logistics. Automation by means of tools would be a first important step to set up operational purchasing efficiently, to reduce interfaces and thus to free up resources.

In addition, purchasing will have to be measured in the future by how it masters these challenges and the transformation, since savings is already no longer the only added value that purchasing can and should deliver.

Flowciety specializes in the use of purchasing, as it is possible for us to reduce interfaces. We want to automate your processes and take away work that your skills do not urgently need, so that you have time for the really important things!

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