Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC

The Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC multiplies by 10 their number of suppliers per panel with Silex

Accelerated sourcing

Automation of supplier panel creation

20 suppliers

Identified on average with sourcing compared to 2 without tools

Economic gain

Through increased competition

In order to respond in a more relevant way to the demands of all departments, The department of Performance Budget Purchasing of the Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC was looking for a solution that could help them identify suppliers more easily across the various territories in which they operates. They called upon Silex to help them develop an efficient, local and exhaustive sourcing.

About Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC

The Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC, a leading bank in the Mediterranean region and the French overseas territories, is a cooperative bank and a member of Groupe BPCE. It has 3,150 employees, 250 branches and covers 6 départements in mainland France and 8 in overseas France. It operates on 3 continents and 6 time zones.

Its department of Performance Budget Purchasing is made up of multi-domain buyers who respond to the demands of all business units and all purchasing categories.

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Crucial issues

Identify local and relevant suppliers across multiple territories

The buyers of the Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC operate in a wide range of purchasing categories and respond to requests from very remote areas. As part of its CSR approach, a local criteria is expected, and buyers must then identify suppliers located in the same geographical area. In overseas departments, providers can be particularly difficult to find due to the lack of visibility on the local offer.

Business departments can call on them for recurring purchases as well as for one-time or urgent needs. In addition, buyers are sometimes required to source from very specific markets in which they have little knowledge.

The buyers carry out a sourcing for each request by completing the list of potential suppliers sent by the prescribing management. In the absence of a dedicated sourcing tool, buyers conduct their research online and call on other buyers in the group to verify that other suppliers have not already been identified.

Silex makes creating supplier panels easier, which
allows to challenge the suppliers that internal decision makers selected. It also allows to structure
our data, which is a major challenge for Purchasing teams.

Patrice Cunrath, Purchasing Manager at the Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC

The challenge

Improve market knowledge to strengthen procurement performance

Absence of shared tool

Waste of time and efficiency

Lack of relevant and up to date data

Ineffective or unsuccessful sourcing

Insufficient call for competition

Weakening of economic performance


Enlargement of supplier panels

On average 20 suppliers identified versus 2 – 4 by the internal customer

Easier identification of the adapted sector

Contractualization of an economically efficient adapted company on Silex

Economic performance

Increased competition and identification of more economical alternatives

The expansion of sourcing allows Procurement to more easily challenge the suppliers proposed by the prescriber and to propose more effective solutions.

In addition, Silex’s enriched data has also allowed buyers to identify companies in the adapted and protected sector to promote responsible procurement without sacrificing economic performance.

We have been asked to initiate a call for tenders on waste management. We have sourced both within the group, the other buyers of the other branches and banks, but also on Silex. Using the tool, we identified a new supplier from the adapted sector that no one else had found. Our decision-making body validated this solution, which was also the most efficient in economic terms. We are very sastisfied with the result.

Patrice Cunrath, Purchasing Manager at the Caisse d’Epargne CEPAC

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