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e-procurement solution

Tenneco Automotive

e-procurement solution

Tenneco Automotive EMEA increases purchase volumes and price control with the help of Computacenter e-procurement


Greater transparency, improved control and stronger negotiating position

Tenneco Automotive Europe is a market leader in the design, production and distribution of emission control and ride control products for vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. The company has 22,000 employees worldwide, including approximately 1,200 in Belgium, and some more than 80 production sites worldwide. The International headquarters is in Brussels. Tenneco was looking for an international external party that could deliver centralised supply and logistics services, standardisation of hardware products and improved price control. After careful selection, Tenneco opted for Computacenter for the purchase of computer hardware.

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The collaboration with Computacenter is more than just a customer/supplier relationship. It is partly their expertise and the good communication between us that have ensured the success of this project. We have more control over purchase volumes and pricing, and our service provision has progressed in leaps and bounds. In future we plan to extend the e-procurement solution still further.

Laurent Bourgeois, Commodity Manager, Global Supply Chain Management at Tenneco Automotive

Objectives

  • Access to skilled Resources
  • Cost Reduction
  • Growth / Business Change

As a result of this positive collaboration, Tenneco also decided to order other IT equipment – such as tablets, servers and networking solutions – via Computacenter.


E-procurement simplifies centralised purchasing

In order to centralise the entire purchasing process and keep it well organised, Computacenter installed an e-procurement solution at Tenneco. In the first phase, 15 countries were involved. The local purchasing managers in the different countries have access via a central IT portal to their own purchasing area. Here they find various product categories (laptops, servers, etc.), with a number of standardised models per category. They also have individual access to certain products depending on their job profile. Computacenter also has a ‘gold stock’. Depending on the order history and the managed region, certain products are kept permanently in stock. In this way, Computacenter achieves better service provision: some products can even be delivered within three days. As a result of this positive collaboration, Tenneco also decided to order other IT equipment – such as tablets, servers and networking solutions – via Computacenter. For these suppliers too, Computacenter is a preferred partner, which further simplifies order placement.

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Outcome

  • Faster delivery time
  • Better price control
  • Greater internal satisfaction
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