Optimum Supply is an intelligence system for strategic sourcing. It uses the best practices for decision making based on multi-criteria, through the MCDA (Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis) methodology, scientifically proven and applied in projects to solve complex problems or that have conflicting alternatives.
When considering strategic decisions it is important to use a decision support method, due to the consequences that can be caused by a bad choice. Choosing only for price, a practice still widely used today in Procurement decisions, often leads to low value decisions. As established by Decision Theory, the option that brings the most value to the Organization is the one that best meets its fundamental objectives in that purchase, which is reflected in the selection process through the chosen criteria and its relevance in the decision.
The analysis of results and sensitivity ensure the robustness of decision making, bringing coherence and reflection to the process involving all stakeholders. In an informed, transparent and flexible way, it is also possible to redefine decision making, supporting renegotiation and communication with suppliers.
SUPPORT TO PROCESSES
The Optimum Supply method supports the entire decision-making process, with a holistic view of the supply strategy in line with the Organization's global strategy. It is possible to create patterns by category and types of purchase, providing agility in recurring purchases. Collaboratively involve all people who must participate in decision-making, contributing with technical views and different perspectives in the process, either online or in person.
The method supports negotiation and relationships with suppliers, promoting conditions for transparent and effective communication, both for winners and for unselected suppliers through objective and informed feedback. Renegotiate with some suppliers in a new stage of the process, requesting new information or using factual arguments resulting from the analysis of results and sensitivity. The development of new suppliers is also facilitated, clearly mapping in advance the needs of a particular purchase and what should be sought in prospecting.
The entire selection process is traceable, giving visibility to all transactions carried out for audit purposes. All defined parameters, changes in the process, justifications, approvals, communication with suppliers and data sent and received are safely stored and are available in managerial view, through a dossier generated at the end of each selection process. The method meets all compliance requirements with transparency and is based on decision making.
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
The excellence of a globally recognized methodology for strategic decision making combined with best practices in strategic sourcing, creating a disruptive dynamic in the way of seeking, developing and contracting suppliers.