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Hitachi

  • Supported the newly formed Hitachi Rail Procurement team with the building of a large number of new trains in the UK
  • Developed new category management processes, Hitachi KPI portal, online supplier engagement tools and improved new product introduction process
  • Trained and coached the teams in new processes while providing subject matter expertise to the teams as required
  • Designed and installed bespoke procurement dashboard for Hitachi Rail to help monitor various commodity, labor and currency indices for over 30 key sourcing categories
  • Used our proprietary technology hub to build an exclusive online portal that gathers global index data and flags major index changes that can affect pricing components of its key sourcing categories
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