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Cadbury Schweppes

  • Conducted an assessment of spend on direct spend categories, including ingredients and packaging across the AMET (Africa, Middle East and Turkey) region
  • Mobilised a pan-region Procurement function, centre-led from Johannesburg, and drove the use of Category Management with a focus on sugar, plastic and corrugated packaging and point of sale materials
  • Successfully transferred Cadbury Schweppes Strategic Sourcing methodology to the local procurement teams
  • Drove significant savings in the key categories in Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa
Watch out for cosy deals and handshakes
Insight
Watch out for cosy deals and handshakes

Published in Raconteur's Future of Procurement, Ian Bolger is quoted on the importance of balancing personal business relationships and an ethical approach to procurement.

Delivering sustainable and measurable value at GTM
Case study
Delivering sustainable and measurable value at GTM

For commodity-based businesses, price fluctuations make it difficult for procurement departments to deliver savings and measure performance. Efficio developed a solution allowing GTM to achieve both.

VIDEO: The CFO's role in unlocking the value in procurement
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VIDEO: The CFO's role in unlocking the value in procurement

As part of 'The Future of the CFO' series published by Business Reporter, Alex Klein, COO of Efficio and Carl Barnes, CFO of the Academic Publishing division at Informa discuss the role of the CFO in unlocking the value of procurement.

WANTED: Proactive CFO to optimise procurement and drive cost savings
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WANTED: Proactive CFO to optimise procurement and drive cost savings

Maximising profitability, reducing costs and managing financial risks are key to the role of the CFO. Yet some CFOs are missing savings opportunities.