For generations, DuluxGroup
has been manufacturing and marketing premium branded products that help
people to imagine and create better places and spaces in which to live
and work. Now, it is transforming the way procurement gets done. As part
of an aggressive plan to digitize its business, DuluxGroup is
implementing solutions from SAP
Ariba to fuel a simple, integrated process for managing its direct
spend from end to end. The company will share the story of its success
Ariba Live, the premier business commerce event taking place this
week at the ICC Sydney.
“Direct procurement is complex, and to do it right, we need an
integrated platform that allows us to automate our processes and
collaborate with our partners around the globe in an efficient way on
everything from design and sourcing to forecasting and manufacturing
execution,” said Ian Griffith, Head of Procurement, DuluxGroup.
And SAP Ariba is providing it. Like more than 2.8 million companies in
190 countries, DuluxGroup has connected to the Ariba®
Network and is implementing a range of the market-leading,
cloud-based applications delivered on it to drive a comprehensive,
digital source-to-settle process.
Integrating SAP Ariba’s solutions
for direct spend with its SAP Integrated Business Planning system,
DuluxGroup aims to completely digitize its extended supply chain, from
integration with its product design and R&D processes all the way
through manufacturing execution and reap the benefits that doing so can
Quick and accurate sourcing of all materials and services on a single
Faster time to market and innovation
Real-time supplier collaboration
Better product cost management
Complete supply chain visibility
“For years, companies have relied on manual, linear, design-to-deliver
processes to select, manage, and collaborate with suppliers of
components and raw materials,” said Keith Baranowski, Global Vice
President and GM, Direct Materials Sourcing, SAP Ariba. “Digital
networks are radically transforming this process, and in embracing them,
innovative companies like DuluxGroup can deliver efficiencies and cost
savings that give them advantage in today’s complex marketplace.”
To learn more about SAP Ariba’s direct spend solutions and the value
they can deliver, visit www.ariba.com.
DuluxGroup is an Australian publicly listed company with its
headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. For generations, homeowners, trade
professionals, architects, and specifiers have relied on products from
DuluxGroup as a marketer and manufacturer of products such as paints &
coatings, sealants & adhesives, garage doors & openers, other home
improvement and garden care products.
DuluxGroup manages a portfolio that includes some of Australia and New
Zealand’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Dulux, Selleys,
Yates, Cabot’s, British Paints, Berger and B&D Garage Doors & Openers.
The company reported 2016 revenue of AUD 1.7 billion.
About SAP Ariba
SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba
Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.8 million companies and
190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions
and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing
process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and
building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with
profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships –
simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The
result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where nearly $1 trillion in
commerce gets done every year.
To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com
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