Argon Consulting is an independent, international consulting firm, whose purpose is to help its clients to achieve sustainable, competitive advantage through operational excellence.
For over 20 years, our team of consultants have supported businesses and their leaders in Europe and around the world in their operational transformation projects (R&D, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Support Functions, SG&A, Performance Management, Change Management etc.) leveraging digital innovations (IoT, Data Science, Robotic Process Automation).
Today, Argon Consulting has more than 240 consultants, in our 7 offices around the world (Paris, London, Atlanta, Singapore, Melbourne, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi).
Regardless of their sector of activity, companies today operate in constantly changing contexts and environments such as high price volatility, rapidly changing customer expectations, increasing competitive pressure…
These new market conditions are forcing companies to adapt quickly and react continuously. Cost optimization, margin control, risk management and agility therefore remain priority issues. As such, procurement function will play a major role, provided it is transformed. Argon Consulting supports you in the transformation of the purchasing function through 6 levers:
the strategic plan, which defines the ambitions, challenges and axes of transformation, as well as its impacts
the sourcing strategy
purchasing organization (interface with the rest of the company, redefinition of the global-local link, promotion of cross-functional actions and internal buying experience);
category management, which covers the entire life cycle of the supplier relationship;
the optimization of costs and value generated;
supplier relationship management, covering the entire collaboration cycle.
Argon-consulting has become the leading consulting firm in France in the domain of operational excellence and is recognised by Gartner as one of the best 20 consulting firms in the world in Operations.
CPO, LVMH Wines & Spirits
Professor & Director of the Value Creation Observatory, EIPM
CEO, Bureau VERITAS
Vice President / General Manager Global Supply Chain, Agilent Technologies
Market Place Speakers & Presenters
CPO - Procurement Director France, Capgemini
Group Chief Procurement Officer - Executive Vice President, Capgemini
Global Category Buyer - Software Specialist, Heineken
The latest best practices are good examples. The EIPM knowledge is state of the art to me and my job. Annual Conference at sharing would be valuable to our senior managers.
Procurement Manager Global Workplace Solutions at CBRE
EIPM brings experts in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management from all over the world together, which is a great opportunity and chance for exchange, networking, getting inspiration from outside.
Head of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, IT & Network at Swisscom
The strength of the EIPM is that it is really focused on Procurement related topics and we have opportunities to share information with other big companies.
Head of Performance & Processes Management, Clariant
EIPM is since years on the top of the procurement trends. This creates high value for CPO's striving for excellence.
VP, Global Raw Material Procurement, ICL Group
A lot of diverse points of view and a nice place to exchange ideas on what is coming next.
Group CPO, Capgemini
The EIPM Annual Conference inspired me and my team to re-engineer procurement systems in the OMK. Since 2014 I annually take part in this event, that represents a source of best practices and business ideas for procurement.
Chief Procurement Officer, United Metallurgical Company
Top-notch speeches and presentations are very inspirational.
General Manager China, Jorgen Kruuse A/S
EIPM is pivot point for procurement perfection. The only lace where you can share best practices loud and clearly.EIPM simple push us to be up to date and better procurement organisation by creating our own way or just follow the best in class.
Senior Lead Buyer Packaging, Atlantic Grupa
The EIPM Peter Kraljic Award is an incredible recognition of the work we did over past years and a great encouragement on the progress that we are making.
Leader of Purchasing Training in France since 1949, our mission is to support individuals and organizations towards Purchasing Operational Excellence.
Our goal is to develop and transmit the necessary skills to realize a Purchasing activity.
Our strengths: our knowledge of operational issues faced by buyers, which allows us to adapt our tools and methods and a real pedagogical know-how that allows us, in addition to the trainers’ expertise, to adapt and maximize learning phase of purchasing activities.
CDAF Formation proposes 4 offers for professionals and organizations: 2 diplomas for Buyers and Purchasing Managers, more than 80 Inter-company modules, tailor-made training, evaluation of purchasing skills thanks to the partnership with EIPM and quite recently a range of 8 educational games.
La Lettre des Achats is the leading business review for corporate purchasing departments in France. The review has been regarded as a high-grade reference for information and decision by corporate purchasing departments for over 25 years.
La Lettre des Achats primarily targets the management of any purchasing activity and the organisation of the departments.
La Lettre des Achats enhances both issues, reporting the events in Purchasing through the managers involved in the activity, and considering the development strategies.
The articles published every month in La Lettre des Achats provide much information on these various issues and opportunities for the readers to compare their strategies and their methods with the best recent achievements.