WACKER uses a host of different tools and systems in Procurement to ensure optimized company-wide communication with external suppliers across business divisions.
As part of a general procurement process known as procure to pay (P2P), specific requirements are in place at every stage in the process - from supplier qualification to payment – comprehensively covering the relevant business processes for our suppliers and for WACKER. As a result, repeating processes are largely automated, meaning efficient processes for both parties
Many order items in Procurement are automatically processed on the basis of electronic catalogs. Suppliers provide the necessary data so that required material can be ordered internally directly via these catalogs. The electronic exchange of data in EDI format or via the transaction provider, ELEMICA, is yet another automated e-business solution used at WACKER, enabling purchase or transfer orders to be transmitted fully automatically to suppliers’ ERP systems, where they can be processed.