The Journey of a $150 Million Makeover

How a systematic and disciplined approach to performance improvement transformed a global supply management operation


  • Streamline the organization and set up a corporate center for indirect spend
  • Use consultants to generate immediate savings and embed a consistent methodology to sustain the savings year-on-year
  • Implement better, standardized procedures and templates for purchasing and supplier relationship management
  • Recruit new talent
  • Upgrade skills of current staff through a combination of classroom workshops, online courses and on-demand modules

 

Implementing a significant change in any organization can be hard but this transformation is on its way for sustainable success because top management supported the process fully. Additionally, there was already a capacity for change and the skills to manage it. ADR can create success in almost any environment. But success comes faster and sustains longer when it works in true partnership with an enterprise.

An SDCE 2013 “Pro to Know,” Bill Michels, CPSM, C.P.M, is Chief Executive Officer of ADR North America, a purchasing consultancy based in Tempe, Ariz. For more information, visit www.adrna.com or contact ADR North America at (480) 289-7988 or via email: info@adrna.com.

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