Manufacturing Company

Rapid Growth Requires Procurement Transformation

When a manufacturer of craft supplies landed substantial, ongoing orders from major retail outlets across the United States, it forced an overhaul of the company’s procurement and supply management operations.

Category managers found themselves caught between demanding fill requirements and a supply chain reaching across the Pacific Ocean, monitored by outdated tools.

ADR consultants focused on three key areas – inventory management; cost management, value improvement; training and skills enhancement.

Support from senior executives was strong, so the results were quick and the ROI significant from better inventory management. 

When employees saw the results it helped generate a new culture of collaboration and cost containment between departments.

ADR workshops gave more staff the skills they needed to perform in the new environment, and helped them define and succeed with new roles and responsibilities.

Client
Creativity
Service Area
Advisory
Services
Consulting on cost containment and inventory management; customised training to meet new demands
Objectives
Upgrade skills, systems and business processes to meet requirements of higher volume and standards of customers
Outcome
Significant cost savings, better service to company’s customers, more productive corporate environment
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