Who Carries the Wallet?

In a global conglomerate far flung divisions are likely to have widely different procurement practices – finding the best practice for sourcing every category for every location requires a comprehensive approach, according to ADR

A recent client with $1.7 billion in sales from a diversified set of business units needed to find ways to leverage its size and create synergies from autonomous divisions that were spread out around the world. The goal was both value and cost improvements. ADR's approach was to create a collaborative process for the company's global procurement organization. We assembled cross-functional, global teams and developed, trained and assisted the teams as they created new communication channels to identify common categories of purchases that would give the company the ability to leverage and create synergy-building strategic and tactical commodity plans...

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