- B2B Platform for Purchasing and Supply Chain
                              Sourcing, Certification & Market Research



The B2B-Platform is published by the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME). With the platform, the BME supports its members and other purchasing decision-makers in researching innovative suppliers in German-speaking and selected international procurement markets such as Central and Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, the Baltic States or the Middle East. 

The platform combines comprehensive supplier profiles with news, events and publications to support buyers in their daily sourcing and procurement activities. Buyers receive comprehensive sourcing information on companies, products and services in commodity groups with the advantage of accessing pre-screened suppliers.

The platform integrates BME Market Research Surveys "BME Top Key Performance Indicators" and "BME/fleetcompetence - Company Car Survey" as well as BME certifications of your procurement organisation in the areas of sustainability, innovation or compliance.

Buyers can additionally use the "RFI/RFQ" feature to submit requests to producers, service providers and suppliers registered on the platform. A comprehensive category selection, the full text search or search in regions help to narrow down suitable suppliers.

Core users are the over 9,750 BME members and further decision-makers from purchasing, materials management and logistics. The platform is visited by an average of 9,000 real users per month, and generates around 300,000 profile views per year.

Geographically, users are primarily from Germnany/Austria/Sitzerland, Southern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, USA/Canada, China, and South- East Asia.

BME Top Key Performance Indicators

We offer the Top Key Performance Indicators in Procurement (KPI), IHS Markit/BME Purchasing Manager Index (PMI), passenger car fleet, raw materials, freight, and courier/express/parcel services.

For more than ten years, the BME has set standards to measure the performance and quality of procurement with its Top Key Performance Indicators in Procurement (KPI). 25 KPIs related to structure, quality and costs enable decision-makers to acquire a realistic assessment of their own performance.


BME/fleetcompetence - Company Car Survey

The results of this survey provide you with the latest developments in the company car segment, in these extraordinary times. The highlights are the effects of the pandemic, the new normal, developments in the electromobility segment and the trend towards mobility concepts. From medium-sized companies to large corporations, you will receive professional evaluations, conclusions, statements as well as empirical values.


BME-Certification for Sustainable Procurement Organization

With the BME sustainability certification, companies have the opportunity to carry out a BME sustainability check. Entry (Level 1) into the certification consists of a self-analysis in the form of a standardized and guided questionnaire and the submission of a voluntary commitment to establish sustainable procurement. Upon successful completion of the self-audit, participants receive an award in the form of a certificate.

The voluntary commitment will support your organization in integrating sustainable procurement into existing procurement structures in a structured manner and with that build a solid base for future adaptations.


BME-Certification Innovative Procurement 

With the new BME certification "Innovative Procurement", companies have the opportunity to check the innovation orientation of their procurement and have it evaluated. The entry into the certification consists of a self-audit in the form of a standardized and guided online questionnaire.

In a total of seven different sub-areas, an assessment is made of how innovative the procurement organization already is. Among other things, the certification looks at objectives and strategies, the level of digitization in procurement, and the tools and methods used. Each participant receives an individual evaluation that shows the overall score achieved as well as the performance in the individual sub-areas. Upon successful completion of the self-audit, participants receive an award in the form of a certificate.


BME-Compliance Initiative

The German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (BME) has created a cross-industry Code of Conduct to safeguard against compliance risks in the supply chain, which can also be recognized easily, quickly and cost-effectively by suppliers and potential partners.

The BME Code of Conduct offers member companies and their suppliers an international and cross-industry minimum standard that provides a certain basic level of protection for members, companies and their partners at home and abroad.

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The Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME), founded in 1954, is the professional association for supply chain managers, buyers and logisticians in Germany and Central Europe. We see ourselves as network partners for all industries and sectors: for example industry, trade, public institutions or the financial sector.

The BME looks back on a 60-year-old history in which its member number has grown to 9,750 individual and corporate members (31.12.2018) - from small businesses to large enterprises. In 2010, the purchasing volume of our members summarized to 1.25 trillion euros, representing around the half of the German gross domestic product (GDP).


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