We are a group of professionals who link business priorities and drive collaborative initiatives. We enable the procurement community to use innovative solutions and automate processes.
From a tendering process to uploading the contract in the system, this is all part of our Source to Contract offerings. Contracts are made available to buyers through catalogue solutions which makes the whole process efficient and transparent and enhances the automation opportunity in supply chain execution. A seamless supply chain execution creates a big impact on our data foundation and helps build cockpits which provide real time inputs for fast decision-making.
Supply Chain is the executing entity within Maersk Procurement. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and it is essential to satisfy the demands of our fleet operation. We handle the flow of spares, stores, equipment and consumables from requisition to timely onboard delivery and payment. This flow is managed, digitised and optimised in close cooperation with internal stakeholders such as Category Management, Fleet Technology and Digital Procurement with the use of robotics, artificial intelligence and master data.
Container Category Management (CCM) has the following core activities:
- Container Purchase and leasing: Partnering with container manufacturers and leasing companies to secure Maersk the right containers at the right timing and pricing in the right locations.
- Reefer Spare Parts: Managing global framework agreements for the supply and pricing of reefer units’ spare parts.
- EMR: Supporting LOC procurement in addressing container maintenance and repair spend globally.
While organisationally anchored within Maersk Procurement, CCM is co-located with Maersk’s Equipment department based out of CPH with EMR activities handled by a dedicated team in Mumbai.
We are responsible for the procurement of four categories of importance to Maersk globally:
- Intermodal (i.e. the transportation of containers over land via truck, rail and barge)
- Depot and Equipment maintenance and repair (i.e. handling, storage and maintenance and repair of our equipment)
- Warehousing and CFS (i.e. all services related to warehousing and CFS services)
- Customs House Brokerage
Our team is distributed between the Headquarters and eight regional offices.
MCIPRO is the centre of action for the group’s container manufacturing arm and covers key functions such as planning, incoming quality, purchase and category management across China and Denmark.
The team has a broad scope of responsibilities in ensuring the competitiveness of the unique refrigeration system Star Cool. This is done through:
- Best-in-class sourcing, inventory management and supplier relationship management.
- Close collaboration on design and innovation initiatives with product engineers.
- Pushing transparency and enhancements from incoming products, within internal production and all the way through to aftersales.
This broad exposure provides daily opportunities to learn and positively impact the company and colleagues.
The Asset Category Management (ACM) team is a global strategic Procurement function working closely with the business functions and all terminals. It is responsible for categories such as Equipment, Maintenance & Repair and Civil. It utilises APMT’s key suppliers in support of APMT’s strategic objectives. This allows them to leverage the global scale and maintain the relationship with global asset suppliers.
APMT Procurement delivers various digital solutions to support the global Procurement efforts. E-Catalogues containing millions of parts are available for handsfree and quick ordering with support from Robots/Bots. A global Procurement Dashboard provides insights in the key performance indicators across the globe. All digital efforts are focusing on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of APMT Procurement and provide transparency.
Category Management for Services focuses on both direct and indirect spend across Maersk. In Contractual Labour, the addressability & responsibility lies in direct operational labour spend across the global APMT entities. In collaboration with our procurement colleagues on-site, the team supports to achieve deflationary spend targets in labour costs via solutions in line with group standards and labour policy. The Facility Management and Security Services team caters to all the brands of the Group in addition to APMT, enabling cross brand consolidation of spend and providing a single interface for suppliers.
The Travel Management team takes care of employees while they travel for business, ensuring Maersk has appropriate cost-levels at destination for all travel-related costs.
The Professional and Outsourced Services team leads Global Category strategies and procurement for Consultancy, HR, Marketing and Communication Services, enabling Maersk to get most value for money spent on external services.
Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management manages Maersk’s Global lease spend, workplace optimisation, office divestment and leads the Global Facility Management ambition.
Strategic Sourcing is an important support function within Maersk Procurement that provides project management, advanced analytical support, and negotiation strategy support to frontline and centre procurement teams across all brands. With colleagues operating out of both the Copenhagen headquarters and the Mumbai procurement office, we are well positioned to help frontline teams get the most out of their tenders, renegotiations, or other procurement initiatives.
Capability Building is responsible for Maersk Procurement’s learning agenda, from which our employees benefit from the concepts of onboarding concepts, Maersk Procurement Academy and our two talent programmes: Maersk International Procurement Programme and The Exchange Programme.
Maersk IT Procurement consists of a team of 28 procurement professionals with expertise in RFx, negotiations and go-to-market strategies, based across 5 locations: London, Hamburg, The Hague, Mumbai and Copenhagen. IT Procurement is responsible for all IT spend across all business units.
The Procurement Development team handles CPO Office tasks, Maersk Procurement's Strategy & Business Plan development and Consortium Buying activities. Maersk Procurement is driving consortium activities with other reputable companies to capture benefits of joint procurement. The consortium covers a wide spectrum – from Direct spend marine categories (e.g. paint or chemicals) to Indirect spend categories (e.g. laptops or travel), respectively. Both areas provide multiple benefits such as improved procurement efficiencies, better contract terms, cost savings and growth opportunities. Furthermore, the consortium network provides an excellent basis for continuous learning, knowledge-sharing and inspiration through benchmarking sessions with other world class procurement departments.
Maersk Procurement in Mumbai is one of the important integrated procurement hubs for A.P.Moller – Maersk and provides a wide spectrum of IT enabled procurement services across category management, supply chain management, sourcing, indirect procurement, digital procurement, responsible procurement and knowledge centre. Since 2009, the office has grown significantly and is now over 200 procurement professionals strong. The Mumbai set-up supports different brands of Maersk through strategic and operational capabilities on procurement and related activities with global coverage. It leverages the proximity with Maersk Line Fleet Management & Technology and other key stakeholders to drive synergy and optimisation.
1. Knowledge Centre
Knowledge Centre is a one-stop shop which provides services to accelerate growth and transform value chain for Maersk Procurement.
Services offered are as follows:
Our presentation services are meant to showcase your content in the most effective way so as to properly connect with your audience and creatively engage them. Presentations are our expertise and they matter to every business and individual. The focus at the time of presentation should be to gain the desired results and the presentation itself should not act as a hindrance. Our Products include:
- Standard Formatting: Achieve consistent look in presentations
- Message Enhancement: Amplify graphical construct of slides
- Presentations from Scratch: Ideas to presentations
- Map Request: Visualise geographical data
- Infographics: Create picturesque reports
Data is the fuel of the digital world. Data unlocks hidden opportunities and insights. We examine large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations and other insights. Our analytics services allow you to achieve these improvements by analysing your data and get answers from it almost immediately. Our products include:
- Data Extraction: Provide operational volumes, spend, productivity.
- Terminal, Port, Intermodal, EMR – Analysis: Study of productivity, unit cost, moves, turn time etc.
- Dashboards: Create & update dashboards
- Comprehensive Cost Analysis: Analyse spend & volume of various cost elements
The key to gain a competitive advantage lies in having an in-depth understanding of the target audience, competitors, and the market. We apply the right set of quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies across primary and secondary sources to gather market intelligence. Our products include:
- Supplier Gross List: Understand supplier market, scout new suppliers
- Supplier Profile: Analyse supplier financials, strategy, future potential based on business coverage & infrastructure details
- Country Profile: Study macro-economic data, business environment of the country
- Industry Analysis: Provides industry insights of market environment, latest trends, outlook
2. Responsible Procurement
Responsible Procurement is about mitigating ethical, social and environmental risks in our supply chain by addressing sustainability challenges. We expect our suppliers to make continuous improvements towards sustainable business conduct.
Maersk makes thousands of purchasing decisions each year, with a large share of these decisions made at the local level. Our suppliers are spread across the globe and work in accordance with varying standards and cultural norms. Suppliers can be as diverse as shipyards, trucking companies, terminals, and recruitment agencies and operate in locations where local conditions may not meet international standards on safety, labour or environmental protection. Our Responsible Procurement programme aims for mitigating these risks and for continuous improvement and capability-building of suppliers. The programme is an integral pillar of Maersk's Sustainability Priorities. International companies' purchasing decisions impact environmental, social and economic conditions around the world. Please visit our sustainability section to know more about our sustainability strategy.
Our commitment to Responsible Procurement is set out in Maersk's Third Party Code of Conduct and in our Commit Rule (internal governance framework) on Responsible Procurement. The programme and the Code reflect our commitment to the UN Global Compact principles for business sustainability, and international standards such as the core labour conventions of the International Labour Organisation and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The Maersk Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) oversees Responsible Procurement progress and strategy. Brand / business unit CEOs and brand CPOs are responsible for integrating the Responsible Procurement programme into existing procurement policies and processes. In practice, integrating responsible procurement takes place through supplier invitations and registrations, assessments of social and environmental performance, improvement plans, supplier workshops and suppliers' contractual commitment as well as training of our procurement staff.