Franck Le Guillou, Purchasing Director at Bouygues Construction, said: “This event gave us the chance to repeat clearly to our supplier and subcontractor partners that we want to develop long-term relationships, based on collaborative innovation and the creation of shared value. Our aim is to work with them to speed up the search for innovations and our international development so that we can continue to offer our customers the most competitive, innovative and sustainable solutions.”
Through a series of presentations, sharing of experience and testimonials given by partner SMEs, the Purchasing and Innovation Meeting was also an opportunity to share the results of the annual survey carried out by Pacte PME, to which Bouygues Construction is a signatory. Such key subjects as long-term partnership relations, support for international development and Bouygues Construction’s open innovation policy punctuated the discussions.
Two other highlights of the day were:
• a spotlight on BIM and the partnership between Bouygues Construction and datBIM giving users of Building Information Modelling easier access to the product data catalogues of suppliers and construction industry subcontractors,
• a presentation of the Lean Management collaborative on-site approach, which leads to site contractors listening to each other and working efficiently together.
During the meeting, Bouygues Construction awarded prizes to five partner SMEs which have been particularly innovative:
- Product innovation category: A2C Préfa
A2C Préfa has launched a new, fully adaptable product: a one-piece elevator shaft.
- Start-up and services innovation category: Intent Technologies
Intent Technologies has created the first platform for sharing product data and services in real time between players operating in the building sector.