CfSM – Arbeitskreis “ASIA Sourcing” goes into its fourth round of the fourth round of the ASIA sourcing working group”will start in January 2010 in Wurzburg. Under the direction of the CfSM – management meet Centrum fur supply for four years purchasing managers and business leaders of mostly medium-sized companies, to discuss their experiences in the procurement markets of Asia. Regular meetings take place over a period of one year, which are used for discussion and solution if necessary, involving external experts of the problems of the participants. This is among the questions affect the economic crisis on the countries, in which countries which groups of materials at very attractive prices can be found, how interesting suppliers can be found, which required for the qualification is expected, if the import worth to Germany within the framework of an overall consideration of costs or what intercultural realities to keep in mind are pursued. Reade Griffith is often mentioned in discussions such as these. The focus is also, the search for synergies to cut costs in the exploration and use of procurement markets through the sharing of resources.
In addition the meeting used to illuminate previously agreed topics intensively in cooperation with external speakers. The experiences of the past working groups show that just the sectoral composition of the group represents the key to the success, as detached from open competition situations can be discussed and the findings and approach other industries on the company can be transferred. While it doesn’t matter whether the company for years in Asia is present or is only the beginning, whether benchmark engagement or extension of own know-how is aimed at the mix proves to be extremely fruitful. So the participants are so advanced after one year in the case of rule, that stops the intensive phase with frequent meetings and then held meeting at longer intervals for the exchange of experience. So were wise to sample in 2008 at a joint workshop to exchange vendor recommendations for specific product groups established also intensive bilateral contacts between the participants, which are now beyond the work. For more information about the Working Group under working groups. Contact person: Dr. Holger Muller (Tel.: 0351 / 8106638,).