Enabling Procurement Digitalization

The VP, Purchasing at a Food Manufacturer needed to write a procurement technology roadmap as part of their company’s overall digital transformation initiative. Thanks to Gartner analyst support & expertise, as well as trends data & insight, the client created an effective and cost-efficient procurement technology roadmap that helped mitigate risk.

Most critical priority

The VP, Purchasing at a Food Manufacturer needed to write a procurement technology roadmap as part of their company’s overall digital transformation initiative.

How Gartner helped

The client used:

  • Consultations with Gartner analysts – first high-level discussions about roadmap design best practice, and then a targeted document review with experts in each technology workstream included on the roadmap.
  • Trends data and insight to support predictive purchasing.
  • On-demand advice from experts as pressing questions emerged.

Business impact

With support from Gartner for Supply Chain, the client:

  • Created an effective procurement technology roadmap for generating efficiencies in spend, increasing staff productivity, improving buying, and maturing data analytics capabilities.
  • Avoided costs equivalent to 1 FTE. 
  • Mitigated risk by ensuring purchases are made at the right time and contracts are written for an appropriate duration.

Industry:
Food Manufacturing

Revenue:
€3.4B

Employees:
8,600

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