26 February 2015
With a completely new approach to the role as supplier in the wind industry, KK Wind Solutions today takes on a much larger responsibility in the supply chain on behalf of its customers. This has resulted in cost reductions of more than 30 percent for customers.
25 years in manufacturing for the wind industry makes KK Wind Solutions one of the world’s most experienced suppliers within the industry. Over the past few years, the company has undergone a fundamental change – from component provider to system integrator, explains Chief Operations Officer Chlinton Arendahl Nielsen.
“Our customers have made it clear that they need suppliers to take on more responsibility in helping to reduce the cost of energy, calling for more integrated supply chains. We have listened and created what we believe is a unique setup in the wind industry,” he says.
KK Wind Solutions’ ‘plug-and-play’ setup means the company handles the entire process across of sourcing components, manufacturing and logistics – in a network of supply chains. This can include taking responsibility for suppliers on behalf of customers on the commercial, technical, legal and financial levels.
“Our capabilities within cost-efficient strategic sourcing and supply chain management means we can improve the customers’ cash flow and minimise risk in relation to fluctuating demands,” says Chlinton Arendahl Nielsen.
“We are confident that this is the way to meet industry demands for higher quality and lower cost while handling the industry volatility, and we have proven that our setup works. On some customer platforms, we have reduced cost by more than 30 percent over the past three years.”
Having created close partnerships with customers also means KK Wind Solutions is well-positioned to run cost-out programmes and modularisation projects in close collaboration with the customer.
KK Wind Solutions will present its experience with innovating the supply chain for lower cost of energy at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015, 10-12 March 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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