Streamline, simplify, and standardise procurement processes
Wind power is clean, renewable, and cost-effective. With more than 130 gigawatts of installed wind turbines in 80 countries and over 100 gigawatts of wind turbines under service, Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a pioneer and leader in the wind energy sector. To help it deliver quality products and services and minimise waste, Vestas counts on thousands of suppliers worldwide. Troels Fleckenstein, vice president of IT solutions at Vestas, explains, “Developing our supply chain and supplier base as we penetrate new markets is critical.”
Vestas was struggling with various siloed procurement systems, which created lots of manual work. “People had to do a lot of copying and pasting to get the information in one place,” says Lene Sondergaard Hansen, director of digitalisation and processes for global procurement at Vestas. “It was not efficient. We needed a single, unified procurement platform.” Daniel García López, IT director for Vestas operations, explains, “The goal is to provide total visibility and transparency while simplifying and standardising the way we work with suppliers, moving from communicating to sharing data and converting this data into business insights.”
Sustainability is also key to Vestas’ mission. “We have a zero-emissions goal for our products,” says Fleckenstein. “That includes our suppliers and the materials they provide. This means we need to ensure each one is complying with our standards and adhering to our code of conduct."
To make all this possible, Sondergaard Hansen explains, “We needed a simple, user-friendly system so new suppliers could be onboarded quickly.”