03/01/2013

A strategically important mainstay: Kerkhoff Consulting and AlphaPurchase cooperate

Düsseldorf – Kerkhoff Consulting has a new partner in Japan: AlphaPurchase Co., Ltd, a renowned company from Tokyo, recently belongs to the tight network of worldwide cooperation partners of the quality leader in purchasing and supply chain management from Düsseldorf. “The partnership with AlphaPurchase is a strategically important step for us concerning our internationality”, Gerd Kerkhoff said. Thus, AlphaPurchase with its 100 highly qualified Japanese employees opens new opportunities to the customers of Kerkhoff Consulting.

AlphaPurchase was founded in 2000. Together with his team the president and CEO Masayuki Tada is responsible for more than 1000 customers from a wide range of industries in Japan and China in terms of purchasing and procurement. AlphaPurchase is also well set-up in spend management. In particular, AlphaPurchase provides special system solutions in order to optimize B-C-materials.

“We are very pleased to cooperate with Masayuki Tada and his team”, Gerd Kerkhoff said. “His company pursues identical plans in Asia as we do in our markets: The significant and measurable reduction of purchasing costs. Moreover, as quality leader in Japan he is a perfect match for us”.

In the future, Kerkhoff Consulting can offer the consulting to its customers which have Japanese organizations by the top purchasing consultancy in Japan. “This constellation is unique”, Kerkhoff said. As well, Kerkhoff consultants are available if there are projects of AlphaPurchase relating to Europe.

“We are very impressed by the professionalism and the excellent systems of Kerkhoff Consulting”, said Masayuki Tada, “especially the cost analysis module Cost Engineering and the online-tool ‘Spendcube’. We are therefore very pleased about the cooperation in the future.”

About Kerkhoff Consulting:

Kerkhoff Consulting is the multiple award-winning quality leader of consultancies for purchasing and supply chain management. In the years 2012 and 2009, the trade magazine CAPITAL voted Kerkhoff Consulting "Hidden Champion of the Consultancy Market". In 2011 and 2010, the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche bestowed on Kerkhoff Consulting the award "Best of Consulting" in the category of supply chain management.

The management consultancy has its headquarters in Düsseldorf and is represented worldwide in nine countries. Kerkhoff Consulting primarily consults clients from small and medium-sized businesses, but also corporate groups and public sector organizations. Projects by Kerkhoff Consulting are characterized by their high orientation towards implementation: The consultants don't end their work with the presentation of a concept but only when it has been completely implemented at the client's.

The Kerkhoff Competence Center of Supply Chain Management (KCC) at the chair for logistics management of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland combines science and practice in purchasing and supply chain management.

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