Value-added starts with procurement

The Procurement and Logistics core business area offers innovative solutions for all aspects of merchandise purchasing and merchandise management in the Bayer Group. The comprehensive package that Bayer Business Services offers for Health, Safety & Environment (HSE solutions) also ensures compliance with legal requirements for the handling of hazardous substances. All products and services are geared towards delivering maximum value-added for the customer.

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Competence through experience

Bayer Business Services is specialized in procurement in non-production areas. This includes office, workshop and laboratory supplies, safety equipment and hardware and software. Bayer Business Services also offers consulting services and is responsible for managing the Bayer Group's fleet of company cars.

Furthermore, the service company handles all procurement operations (with the exception of raw materials needed for production) for the Bayer Group. More than 700,000 purchase order items with a total value of more than one billion euros are handled each year.

Advantage through innovation

Another strength of Bayer Business Services is the high degree of automation in the procurement system. Automation eliminates sources of error, relieves staff of time-consuming routine work and accelerates the ordering process. At Bayer, more than 80 percent of orders are now placed electronically. Modern e-procurement solutions offer a choice of more than one million articles from over one hundred selected suppliers. Payment in most cases is via the simple credit memo procedure. Smaller suppliers can also utilize web invoicing by uploading invoices through a special Internet portal, thereby automatically initiating payment.

Price benefits for customers

Bayer Business Services is able to achieve significant purchase price benefits for Bayer companies. And there are four main reasons for that:




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