Gestamp Automotive
Sector: Automotive.

The backbone for a global sourcing organization


Due to the growth experienced by the Group in recent years, Gestamp decided to optimize its global sourcing organization.

The biggest challenge was to implement a purchasing model at a global level in which more than 300 buyers from several countries would share the same strategy, methodology, organization and systems.


Leader in design, development and manufacture of metal automotive components.

> 19 countries

> Over 25,000 employees

> 93 production centers

> 9 R&D centers

> Over 6b$ in yearly revenue


  • Increase professionalism, to elevate the purchasing function within the organization.
  • Apply best management practices to improve efficiency, transparency and traceability.
  • Speed up synergies and the Group’s potential to improve results, optimizing quality , price and service levels for all goods and services purchased.


  • Implementation of an advanced matrix organization: purchasing becomes a strategic corporate business unit.
  • Development of a new corporate purchasing process based on: synergies, separation of functions, agile execution and proactive monitoring of objectives.
  • Creation of a Purchasing Committee, to execute the Group’s purchasing decisions.
  • Implementation of supply base management software tools: integrated with corporate ERP systems.


  • Over 2.7b$ negotiated every year  (about 50% being raw material)
  • Average 4% yearly savings including raw materials (7% without steel)
  • Over 70 plants fully deployed, and counting…
  • Over 350 Purchasing users
  • Over 1,900 Casual users
  • Over 22,000 registered suppliers

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