Projects

Third party cost reduction support and skills & knowledge development

The Client

Brambles is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands.

Brambles is the World leading pooling solutions company specialising in the provision of reusable pallets, crates and containers and associated logistics services. In 2017 Brambles secured revenues of $5.1bn.

The Objective

To deliver significant cost savings in the acquisition of third-party services across I.T and Telecoms, Professional Services, Marketing, HR and various other categories in short timescales to meet a group cost reduction programme objective. Whilst also ensuring procurement and supply chain, skills transfer, training and development to the existing global team.

Odesma Impact

Odesma created significant cost savings against a range of indirect goods and services categories. These savings were delivered through key activities such as building a self-service spend analytics solution, category sourcing, knowledge transfer through procurement and supply chain teams and business leaders. The activities resulted in meeting all fiscal 2016 and 2017 targets, ensuring delivery of the procurement global plan, and enablement of 2018 plan.

Spend analytics and e-commerce solutions embedded globally for both indirect and direct spend management successfully. Team development and associated up-skilling delivered and underpinned by World Class audit and roadmap. Continuing support across Marketing and Travel categories.

The Results

Fiscal 2016 savings targets fully met, ensuring delivery of the procurement global plan, enablement of 2017 plan secured and ongoing. delivery on plan to hit group wide cost reduction targets. Spend analytics and e-commerce solutions embedded globally for both indirect and direct spend management successfully. Team development and associated up-skilling delivered and underpinned by World Class audit and roadmap.