Connected, intelligent operations delivered $95M in procurement value
At a glance
Big vision leads to sustained value
A global manufacturer connected processes, garnered strategic data insights and implemented a lasting digital transformation strategy to maximize value with a procurement-based Nerve Center. The resulting solution increased value-chain visibility and unlocked more than $95M in trapped value the first two years of operation.
value unlocked between siloed functions, captured and tracked within the Nerve Center.
The need for change
A siloed approach to traditional procurement operations made it challenging to manage the complex demands of the client’s global value chain
Capabilities and expertise enable outcomes
The teams devised a plan to address the barriers impeding the client’s vision by leveraging a Nerve Center, a solution that accelerates business outcomes by providing intelligent insights and empowering proactive intervention, powered by a connected data fabric.
Leveraging enablers such as RPA, process mining and ML / AI, the teams optimized processes, uncovered strategic insights and created a collaborative environment to manage 350+ business initiatives such as margin optimization, carbon credit forecasting and intelligent contract management. The Nerve Center now acts as the single source of truth for cross-functional intelligence and collaboration, serving as the brain for procurement’s operational improvements, risk mitigation and value capture projects.
Delivering and exceeding targeted value
By partnering with Aligned Automation, the company CPO was able to meet and exceed the original target of $100M while simultaneously outlining an actionable path for additional value. Within one year, the company evolved their procurement function, resulting in:
Value unlocked between siloed functions, captured and tracked within the Nerve Center.
Additional value capture projected by expanding the Nerve Center solution across the client’s global footprint.
Through a new way to work across 10+ systems including ERP, order-to-cash, finance, executive reporting and more.
The CPO and his procurement organization are now seen as company leaders and serve as an example for other functional groups. As a result, teams in both supply chain and manufacturing are now partnering with Aligned Automation to pursue similar journeys.