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9 Million savings for European Market Leader in Print

Client Background

  • 500 Million independently held European group

  • Printing industry magazines, catalogues and supplements

  • 37 sites in UK and continental Europe

  • Company recently in financial difficulties with continuing legacy of late
    payment to suppliers


  • Company purchasing mostly decentralized to local level with limited

  • Site level purchasing practices varied widely

  • Limited spend management and strategic planning

  • Limited communication of service and quality requirements to suppliers

  • 5 key purchasing areas (paper, ink, road transport, MRO and
    consumables, and mechanical handling equipment)


  • Detailed process mapping of existing purchasing and invoicing/payment

  • Held workshops and training ensure comprehension of and commitment
    to Purchasing Best Practice Process

  • Identification and selection of key supply partner attributes across

  • Implemented strategic sourcing process and negotiated long term
    supply agreements


  • Achieved purchasing savings of 10% on 92 Million of spend

  • Purchasing Best Practice Process implemented across all sites

  • Successful implementation of supplier alliances

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