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Cases) Spend management/strategic sourcing/SCM solution implementations

Below are some of our client cases of spend management / strategic sourcing / SCM solution implementations. Please click the titles of the cases to see overviews of the cases.

Zycus spend management - Japan channel partner

→ Comprehensive solution for spend management and source to pay solution used by more than 350 global companies
→ Spend analysis / e-sourcing・reverse auction / contract authoring・negotiation・signing・repository / procurement・e-catalog purchasing / e-invoice・account payable management / supplier management modules are included and can be implemented on a module-by-module basis
→ We are responsible for localization / marketing / sales / implementation of Zycus spend management solutions in Japan as a channel partner

Implementations of e-catalog purchasing package - Companies from various industries in Japan and overseas

Client) Companies in various industries in Japan and overseas, such as manufacturing, general constructions, trading companies, etc.
Spend categories) Indirect: factory consumables, reagents, lab consumables, office supplies, etc.
Issues)
 →Spend amounts by categories and details cannot be captured
 →Maverick spends
 →Catalog management and maintenance are complicated and require a lot of man-hours
Our tasks)
 →Releasing clients’ resources from tedious catalog management and maintenance work by implementing e-catalog suppliers
 →Creating user / supplier manuals
 →User / supplier training sessions
 →System settings

Indirect spend purchasing system development and implementation - Precision manufacturer

Client) Precision manufacturer
Spend categories) Indirect: services, line equipment, factory consumables, reagents, lab consumables, office supplies, etc.
Issues)
 →For consumables, the client had already implemented a catalog purchasing system and managed these spends well, but for services and line equipment, it could not capture spends by categories nor by details
 →Linkage to the existing catalog purchasing system
Our tasks)
 →Project management
 →Operation design
 →Creating user / supplier manuals
 →User / supplier training sessions
 →User / supplier support

A large-scale e-bidding package implementation - Beverage manufacturer

Client) Beverage manufacturer
Spend categories) Direct: raw materials, cans, corrugated cardboards
Issues)
 →Cost reductions
 →# of items were enormous and could not handle quotes using Excel
Our tasks)
 →Project management
 →System localization
 →System settings
 →Creating user / supplier manuals
 →User / supplier supports

Development and implementation support for SCM optimization solution with supply chain modeling - Beverage manufacturer

Client) Beverage manufacturer
Scope) Annual budget planning for manufacturing, inventory and logistics / monthly plan for manufacturing, inventory and logistics / revisions of the monthly plan for manufacturing, inventory and logistics, such as in case of trouble
Issues)
 →Very large and complex budget and planning were formulated manually based on the experience and intuition of the person in charge, and it was unknown whether those budget and plan were cost-optimal
 →It was taking a lot of man-hours and time to formulate the budgets and plans
 →It was very difficult to revise them when troubles had occurred due that it was taking too much man-hours and time
Our tasks)
 →Project management including the overseas solution vendor
 →System design and development support

Improving efficiency of quote collection process with e-sourcing solution - Automobile manufacturer

Client) Automobile manufacturer
Scope) RFQ process
Issues)
 →RFQs and quotations had been stored separately by sourcing staffs, and were not realized as the client’s corporate intelligence
 →RFQs and quote collections by fax or e-mails had been taking a lot of man-hours due to the work of transcribing requests and quotations
Our tasks)
 →RFQ process design with the e-sourcing solution
 →Centralizing and automating communications for RFQ and quote collections, greatly reducing the number of communications without reducing the number of quotations
 →Had eliminated the works of posting requests and quotations
 →Generation of further cost reduction opportunities by creating a database of RFQs and quotation history

Reverse auction package implementation - Used / new car sales chain

Client) Used / new car sale chain
Spend categories) Direct: engine oils, car waxes, automobile supplies
Issues)
 →Cost reduction
 →The client had continued cost reduction activities, and were stuck
Our tasks) Introduction of reverse auction package

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