This month's conversation is with Carlo Bergonzi, Purchasing Specialist of Premix S.r.l. an Italian company that manufactures integrated feed solutions since 1983. Carlo shares his experience using Kemiex and a few tips that allowed him to use Kemiex regularly:
Premix is a company where all employees are very commited with the vision of the company. In my case, I am running the procurement activities but I am also involved in R&D and in Quality Assurance, which means that I need to be very effective with my time.
This lead me to look for solutions that would help me to optimize my time without sacrificing the quality of my work. During that time, I was coincidentally contacted by the team of Kemiex. When they showed me the solution, I presented it to the ownership of the company who also immediately grasped the potential for our company in the future.
What convinced me to join Kemiex was the fact that with the tool I can perform negotiations and reach agreements in a more efficient and aggregated manner, without the need to exchange endless emails or chat messages with each supplier separately.
Our goal was to be able to get the full experience in order to be able to decide after the first year, if the investment was worth it, so since the beginning we have been having periodical contact with the Kemiex team to clarify any questions and make sure we are getting all the value that the tool can offer us.
Since we started using Kemiex, we have closed more than 10 transactions with very well-established suppliers from all over Europe (Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, etc.), ranging between €3’000 and €20’000 each. A few of these new suppliers have become recurring suppliers, so thanks to Kemiex we have been able to establish new high-quality strategic relationships, that otherwise we would have missed.
As a buyer, it is sometimes hard to quantify how spending money can help to ultimately save (time, money, mistakes, problems). However, in the case of Kemiex, the investment has already been more than amortized in several ways:
Our ambition is to double our business in the near future, which would also entail increasing our purchasing volume and workload. Since we are using Kemiex, this ambition has become easier to turn into reality. The more we use the tool, the more are convinced that Kemiex will be a pivotal element in the development of Premix in the years to come.
Premix S.r.l. is a complementary feed company founded in 1983 in the north of Italy, in the province of Reggio Emilia. The company offers integrated feed solutions that focus on obtaining the best results in breeding. With many years of experience in the different animal species, Premix makes service, assistance and maximum flexibility towards the customer its business vision. With an R&D department always available to obtain better products and a dynamic company team, Premix places its human resources at the center of the company's development. A better environment for better products and satisfied customers. Additionally, they have obtained the most important quality-related certifications in the feed sectors, including Fami-QS and GMP+ among others.
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