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The éolane group designs, manufactures, produces and maintains electronic assemblies and sub-assemblies for over 700 customers worldwide. To do this, éolane manages various suppliers to ensure the PCBs and technical parts supply to its customers.

Purchasing Power

The purchasing team provides local sourcing for customized products and value-added services through its agile supply chain solution. éolane handles the complete material management system.

Key figures for the purchasing sectorThe Purchasing department has set up a unique process including a active and efficient panel suppliers in order to meet all customer needs. Among them, 212 main suppliers represent 80% of the Purchasing Value.

Today, more than 104,000 references are purchased by 60 buyers for a total amount of 184M€. 121M€ are dedicated to electronic needs, 11M€ to PCBs and 46M€ to mechanical, sheet metal and plastic needs.

To satisfy its customers' needs, éolane also relies on its Chinese sourcing subsidiary éolane SCM and develops direct relationships with manufacturers. This direct purchasing approach is an important strategic axis.

Purchasing breakdown chart (39% semiconductors, 25% mechanical, plastics and sheet metal, 11% passive, 10% cables and connectors, 6% PCBs, 9% indirect)


An Effective Organisation

éolane purchasing power is based on 3 pillars supported by a supplier quality assurance service:

éolane purchasing department organisation diagram

Various Suppliers Management

Thanks to its expertise, éolane brings together various suppliers:

Logos des fournisseurs


Securing purchases with 4.0 tools

In order to secure its purchases, éolane is using 4.0 tools: 

  • IHS Markit for obsolescence management
  • Buymanager for quotations
  • SAP and Pilot by éolane for ERPs and BI convergence
  • Precogs for solution identification

Process and Performance Measurement

The purchasing power Process and Performance measurement takes place in 5 steps:  

  1. Supplier selection and approval
  2. Supplier panels
  3. Single Process
  4. Non-conformity management
  5. Supplier performance monitoring 

Main product families

  • PCB and components

Components picture

  • Metal products
  • LCD
LCD picture
  • Cables
  • Power adapter 
  • Silicon parts
  • Membrane Switch
Membrane switch picture