For a $3B public utility, Xenon Group was tasked to assess six key operational functions: distribution management, analytics/reporting, strategic sourcing, supplier performance, organizational performance and procure to pay processes.
Over the course of 12 weeks, the team conducted nearly 40 interviews with analysts, managers and senior leaders while concurrently compiling, blending, and evaluating large data-sets from disparate IT applications.
This exhaustive assessment:
– Documented the strategy, implementation plan and business case for transforming the supply chain and procurement functions
– Identified gaps between existing and best-in-class business processes
– Quantified and prioritized category management opportunities.
The resulting deliverable was a comprehensive, 73-page document, which identified a variety of qualitative benefits as well as nearly $45M in savings across 25 spend categories.