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Avenants aux commandes : comment administrer les avenants d’une façon efficiente ?

Abstract : During my alternative time within the Procurement department of Alstom Power Steam, I was given the task to manage a sourcing portfolio including a number of different specifications. Main orders having been mostly already negotiated and confirmed, my main task became dealing with amendments to order. Already in my discovery report did I wonder about the high numbers of amendments, their origin, background and reasons? When suggesting this could be an interesting theme for my end of study Memoir, my manager indicated that to his knowledge no study had been achieved on the matter before. The first aim for this report would then be to obtain a thorough description of the existing situation: 1) How many amendments for each project and spec? 2) What extra spend did those represent, and what was the administrative costs attached to proceeding them? 3) Where were they originated, and with what reason? 4) How were they looked upon and considered within the Procurement department, engineering or Quality? Thanks to the analysis made and internal interviews I was able to elaborate an answer to this first question: amendments should globally be considered as negative for the organization except for a few specific cases. However the positive side never covers the risks related to a greater number of amendments, and it becomes essential to improve their daily management. This first answer brings us to our next point: How to improve the management of amendments in a most efficient manner? After having introduced ALSTOM and its different parts, the background of my mission, I will develop within this document what has been my logic and rationale to better cope with some of the questions concerning Procurement Management.
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Alexandre Morgulis. Avenants aux commandes : comment administrer les avenants d’une façon efficiente ?. Gestion et management. 2014. ⟨dumas-01120309⟩

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