The DONUTS© method
New training method for the structural optimisation of purchasing in the automotive industry.
The US, Europe, Mexico and now China – the DONUTS© method, developed by PURCHASING PARTNER, is already being used worldwide
The DONUTS© method is inspiring purchasing in the automotive industry
With a new training method, expert for purchasing in the automotive industry Tanja Dammann-Götsch enables purchasing to achieve peak performance globally.
Frankfurt am Main, February 5, 2015 – "What has to change in the automobile industry?" – Tanja Dammann-Götsch, managing director of PURCHASING PARTNER, estimates this to be a question asked by many personnel managers in the automotive industry. "After numerous high-profile product recalls, it is very clear that structural changes are urgently needed, particularly in purchasing", says the global expert in procurement in the automotive industry. In order to support the automotive industry and its supply industry in this task, as an industry experienced trainer and purchasing coach, Tanja Dammann-Götsch has developed a special method: the DONUTS© method.
"Using this method, the increasing demands in global supply management and the associated strategic challenges can be dealt with optimally", says the managing director of PURCHASING PARTNER. For technical and management staff in the automotive industry, the DONUTS© method promotes personal responsibility, raises awareness of quality, bonds teams and establishes collaborative partnerships with suppliers. Thus, automobile manufacturers draw a line under a policy of price dumping. "If, as has been customary, purchasers continue to be defined only as price cutters, companies miss the opportunity to use their specific know-how for long-term business success", summarises Tanja Dammann-Götsch. With such an outdated business policy, the motivation in purchasing and, therefore, the commitment to stand up for technical innovation with supplier companies decreases. The price of this will be a fall in production quality and skill shortages in purchasing. With the DONUTS© method, Tanja Dammann-Götsch starts with the motivation of the purchaser. "Enthusiasm is the best way to achieve peak performance. This is the principle behind my method – like the famous "donut" in Formula 1."