This manufacturing company produces a diverse range of high quality products including non-automotive seating, sound dampening solutions, industrial finishing products and metal components. The organization consists of four separate divisions that had been operating independently with little to no cohesive global procurement strategy. Senior executives needed to quickly address margin pressures and drive change. To do this, they had to overcome a number of challenges:
In a challenging and highly complex procurement environment, senior executives asked Maine Pointe to help tackle these issues and bring the divisions together as one unified procurement organization.
Maine Pointe deployed its subject matter experts to drive 23 direct and indirect procurement categories across the four business units and address some of the company’s major pain points. More specifically, Maine Pointe:
As a result of these initiatives, there has been a dramatic change in our client’s procurement organization. The level of forward thinking has completely changed bringing them closer to their, ‘One World, One Company’ vision. In addition, our client was able to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in its supply chain during a visit from a major global automotive and industrial equipment manufacturer. In this meeting, the company highlighted 11 specific capabilities it has to serve its clients better. Eight of the 11 came directly from work spearheaded by Maine Pointe.
Maine Pointe’s subject matter experts worked closely with our client’s procurement team and senior executives to transform the procurement organization.