Kerkhoff Group: Passion for Purchasing
The Kerkhoff Group comprises six specialized companies which offer their clients outstanding solutions all around procurement management and supply chain management. In their consulting work, all members of the Group are characterized by their entrepreneurial, transparent activities and their strictly consistent orientation towards increasing the sustained corporate success for each individual client.
In order to also secure synergies and efficiency for ourselves as a corporate group, the companies' operational functions and processes are centralized in the Kerkhoff Group – for example, in human resources, purchasing, sales, marketing, corporate communications and finances.
Management consultants for purchasing and procurement management, lean management and supply chain management
Engineering consultants for value engineering and cost calculation for products and services
Software provider for applications in the cost calculation of prices for products, parts and processes
Personnel consultants for temporarily and permanent filling specialist and management positions
Compliance consultants for establishing compliance management systems for an efficient risk management
Consultants for mobile optimization and system consulting in the field of telecommunication and data lines
Professionalization and performance improvement in indirect purchasing
We are independent and thus objective; our work is transparent, cooperative and reliable.
This maxim has been summarized in our code of conduct which is equally obligatory for all our companies.
Reliable – we want to remain outstanding
We want to exclusively provide outstanding services. Accordingly, we are specialized with services in the consulting segment of purchasing and procurement. The awards we obtained motivate us to meet again the resulting high standards in every single project. We therefore accept only select project orders. These are projects where we are convinced that we can generate significant corporate value added. We are among the best in our segment, and it should stay that way. We do not strive to become the largest; instead, we are solely committed to quality and to the clients’ benefit.
Transparent – we are working plausibly and understandably
We demand from us transparency and understandability not only in terms of project contents and project progress but also in terms of analyses and calculations. We disclose to our clients all data, analyses and calculations which we prepare or establish within the scope of our collaboration. Moreover, we hand over to our clients the project data for their own further utilization. These data are used both for understandability and templates. Activities in the project are made transparent by means of reporting standards in the form of records or logs, weekly reports and meeting memos.
Cooperative – we are working on a par
It is our role and identity to collaborate on a par. We define "on par" via the respect for any task and the esteem of every responsible officer. Reciprocal learning is a key principle in the project: As consultants, we are dependent upon internal corporate know-how – professional and organizational knowledge – to realize a successful project jointly with our client. Trust and constructive collaboration are accordingly the working foundation and basis of understanding – not only within the joint project team.
Implementation-oriented – we reach our goals jointly
Our work does not end with analyses and strategy recommendations but only once the project contents have been successfully realized jointly with our clients. We lend a hand and we will help where we are needed. Success is the result of joint efforts. Setbacks and the readiness for constructive conflicts are all part of successful projects. This understanding is a motivation for maximum performance, it takes into account all special characteristics and brings about the best project results.
Independent – we evaluate objectively
Our business model is based, without exception, on the remuneration by our clients to whom we are exclusively committed and obligated. We evaluate objectively. Thus, we will not be guided in our work by performance-oriented compensation models; we do not obtain any commissions from suppliers and we also do not systematically work together with individual suppliers.