We organise the types of goods and services we purchase into
categories which helps us to provide better service to our vendors and
Our category management system is core in all our sourcing
processes, and we have sourcing specialists within each category with
in-depth market knowledge.
We have a global sourcing process and adjust it to the individual
projects, but when we work with our suppliers directly, we use a
Our sourcing process will include the following:
- Awarding the contract
- Supplier relationship management
e-Sourcing and e-Auctions
To ensure a transparent and comprehensive sourcing process, we use
e-Sourcing solutions to provide faster tendering, set out clearly
defined requirements and is user-friendly for participants. These
tools support fair and equal treatment of all our suppliers as they
get access to the same information during the entire tender process.
We also use of e-Auctions to ensure a transparent process of
conducting negotiations. During an e-Auction, suppliers can adjust
their offers based on live market feedback.
Before the start of an e-Sourcing or e-Auction event, the contact
person in your organisation will receive a welcome e-mail containing a
link to the event as well as a brief description of the event and its duration.
We use Coupa as our digital procurement platform. Coupa allows us to
use digital signatures for signing contracts and agreements.
If a contract is set up for e-signatures, you will receive a signing
link that you can follow through to electronically add your signature,
- You never have to wait for physical documents to arrive.
- You can sign anywhere from any device.
- It is more
secure than paper copies as documents are encrypted and a complete
audit trail is maintained.
- It is easy and
We work with preferred suppliers to help us build better medium and
long-term relationships. Becoming a preferred supplier is dependent on
many different factors among others:
- total spend
strong working history with Novo Nordisk
towards continuous improvements and innovation
- demonstrating the delivery of quality products in a timely and
We are always open towards new players bringing healthy competition
to the market.