Sourcing/Procurement/SRM >> Supplier Case Studies

Spend Analytics: Understanding the Total Cost of a Supplier Relationship

Challenge: Growth driven by acquisitions left a global manufacturer with a mixed bag of ERP systems — resulting in an unconsolidated view of spend and an inability to quickly analyze data. The manual reporting system, combined with data extraction and trust issues, was costly and left the...[more]

Findchips Pro Enterprise Decreased Product Delays by 48 Percent

Challenge: A company's engineering and sourcing departments were siloed and lacking access to historical information and accurate market data (pricing, availability and risk). The engineering department partially designs based on performance, but the bills of materials (BOMs) sent to the sourcing...[more]

Online Drop-Ship Retailer Grows Business by Improving Supplier Relationships

Challenge: An online, drop-ship retailer was having a hard time managing supplier order fulfillment as ordering volumes increased. Traditional solutions only allowed process efficiencies for the retailer's larger suppliers, but didn't extend across the smaller suppliers who were just as important.[more]

Manufacturer Improves Visibility and Supplier Compliance with BSI's SCM Solution

Challenge: A large manufacturer was spending countless hours updating spreadsheets, reviewing supplier assessments, issuing corrective actions, and trying to track their suppliers' compliance, risk and performance ratings manually. They realized this manual approach wasn't sustainable as they...[more]

National Home Improvement Retailer Halved Transportation Costs with Inbound Pool Points

Challenge: Analyzing historical transportation data revealed a high number of small volume, prepaid shipments from nationwide vendors to the company's West Coast DC. Software modeling suggested that a network of pool points (cross-docking facilities) could yield substantial savings.[more]

Global Marine Engineering Firm Standardizes Procurement of Temporary Crew Positions

Challenge: The sourcing team within a global marine engineering firm was challenged with standardizing its temporary personnel procurement process, specifically for crew staff for its fleet of 100 maritime vessels. As the team collected global requirements, it became clear that a number of factors...[more]

Resilinc Drives Quick Benefits for High Tech and Auto Company

Challenge: A well-known high-tech company got hit hard in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami a few years ago. The disaster not only negatively impacted the company’s financial results, it did extensive longer-term damage that was harder to repair.[more]

Transforming Sourcing And Supplier Management. It's In Your Grasp.

Challenge: In a highly competitive and dynamic environment, a leading manufacturer of home appliances set out to transform its global sourcing functions with the goals of sustaining quality, maintaining production, and most important of all, preserving profit margins.[more]

We Have Liftoff! Low Cost Country Sourcing Still Viable in 2014C

Challenge: A global $4B Aerospace & Defense manufacturer was challenged by its executive leadership to reduce their product costs to protect profit margins and create greater flexibility in pricing. A cost reduction project was launched, targeting their machined parts, one of their largest direct...[more]

Hit the Gas! How to Double Your Strategic Sourcing Output

Challenge: A $7B Tier 1 automotive manufacturer determined that its direct materials sourcing processes were inefficient to the point that they were losing potential revenue. Instead of performing strategic sourcing activities for new product introductions, the sourcing team was spending most of...[more]

Source Smarter: Cross-Company Consolidation Generates Savings While Reducing Risk.

Challenge: An $8B Aerospace & Defense manufacturer identified that it was sourcing the same or similar specialized fasteners from many suppliers across every division, reducing its ability to attain volume-based discounts and increasing supplier risk and management burden.[more]

26 Independent Energy Facilities Consolidate Procurement Process With Vinimaya

Challenge: A large industrial & manufacturing organization that delivers goods and services to the U.S. Department of Energy was looking to unify a collection of de-centralized procurement processes & systems spread across 26 facilities, each using a different process, supplier community and...[more]

$4.25 million savings and accelerated manufacturing through design and sourcing

Challenge: A U.S.-based global solar photovoltaic manufacturer was aggressively expanding into new markets such Australia and the Middle East with high solar incidence. However, the company lacked resources to design to local standards and meet sourcing cost pressures from increasing competition....[more]

Company Uses CombineNet as Prescription to Drive Supply Chain Savings

Challenge: A global pharmaceutical company ships its products globally by a combination of air and ocean freight. To improve supply chain operations and reduce costs, This company has undertaken a multi-year strategy to transition more product from air freight to ocean carriage. The company's...[more]

End-to-End Solution Cuts Costs, Adds Global Supply Chain Efficiencies

Challenge: A leading manufacturer of cell phone accessories was in a crisis. Issues with an overseas partner completely shut down their supply chain. They needed a provider to quickly step in and get shipments moving.[more]

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