2005 Supply & Demand Chain 100 Case Study  Fortune 100 Retailer / EnergyWindow, Inc.

Profiles in Supply Chain Enablement: A major retail company tackles energy procurement using an online sourcing tool.

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SDCE 100 2005 Case Study:

  • Energy offerings differ from state to state, as well as territory to territory within states.

  • Opportunities to buy energy at competitive rates can be fast breaking and time-critical; miss the moment and you lose the opportunity to buy.

  • Requesting an energy bid is a complex task, requiring the gathering of thousands of data elements.

  • Manual pursuit of a competitive energy bid can take up to three or four week, or 120-180 hours of time.
The Solution

  • Develop energy sourcing strategy and priorities.

  • Identify energy market savings opportunities.

  • Procure energy contracts using online procurement.

For more stories of successful supply chain implementations, read the "2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100" article in the June/July 2005 issue of the magazine. Also watch the Today's Headlines section of SDCExec.com every Tuesday and Thursday for more in depth best practices drawn from this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.