Our client, a manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment, wants to boost supplier innovation. KEPLER offers to build a global framework and pilot projects on several selected innovation topics.
- Global and decentralized industrial company with innovation at the heart of its strategy
- Innovation is almost entirely driven internally, without harnessing the skills of suppliers: “Not Invented Here” syndrome
- Internal resistance, mistrust in suppliers and unfortunate experiences in the past all have led to discouragement on both sides, procurement showing little involvement in innovation governance
Category: Cooperate the Company’s Strategy
Improve and boost the supplier contribution to the innovation policy of the group in order to create a competitive advantage in the market
Cooperation between KEPLER Innovation and Procurement practices is a key asset in the deployment of supplier innovation programs.Pierre Rougier, Associate Director
This multi-business approach allows to break down barriers of organizations and the invention of new modes of collaboration with suppliers in order to convert them into strategic assets.