The CEO and the Senior Management of one of the leading Italian Energy companies were committed to improve the performance of the purchasing processes, define a new operational model, and achieve significant financial benefits. They appraoched Tefen and asked for its assistance.
After the completion of the assessment phase, the team identified several findings of poor operating performance leading to high purchasing costs:
The project was structured in three phases along a road map, with the aim of aligning the purchasing process to best practices:
The team performed an assessment of the current situation, built an accurate spending map, identified some product/service categories to be tackled immediately (“pilots”).
For each target category (“pilot”) a cross-functional work-team was set up and a new purchasing strategy defined and implemented.
The new purchasing organization rolled-out the new approach to other spending categories, with an increasingly light consulting support.