Procurement Consolidation Using Oracle Sourcing Helps US Market Leader Slash Operational Costs
The client is a $12 billion market leader operating in the white goods and industrial products space. It manufactures and sells more than 15 million appliances in over 100 world markets. The client had two separate businesses catering to a common consumer base. Recognizing the need to rationalize its costs; the client reorganized its business by merging the two business entities. Restructuring created an opportunity to capitalize on the base of common customers and suppliers. Patni's analysts studied the indirect procurement processes of both divisions prior to the merger, and identified the parameters that influenced overall procurement for the client. Patni also conducted an assessment to optimize IT investments and demonstrated through financial models, the savings due to consolidation of orders, shipments and supplies.