Chapter 9Case Studies

Bayer Environmental Science

Erik Dam, Head of Global Procurement

Erik Dam is CPO, Head of Global Procurement at Bayer Environmental Science. He joined Bayer 10 years ago and worked first as Director Global Supply Strategies. He is an ExO Certified Coach, Consultant, Disruptor, and Speaker at OpenExO. Erik Dam has been leading the initiative to develop a high-tech approach for a focused vegetation and weed mitigation program along rail tracks with a significant reduction of chemicals necessary.

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Bayer aims to benefit people and improve their quality of life with its products and services, while creating value through innovation, growth, and high earning power. The products help address some of today's biggest challenges, including global population growth, an aging society, and the need to make efficient—and, wherever possible, sustainable—use of natural resources.

With its mission statement “Bayer: Science For A Better Life,” Bayer aims to improve people's quality of life by preventing, alleviating, or curing diseases. This includes the provision of an adequate supply of high-quality food, feed, and renewable plant-based raw materials. For these endeavors, Bayer focuses on developing and successfully commercializing innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.

According to Erik Dam, any innovation needs vision and purpose. Starting ...

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