The Atlantic team, with multiple stores on the east coast wanted to reduce their costs and improve internal efficiencies. They wanted their team focused on the customer experience, leaving spend management to the experts.
StrategicSource partnered with Atlantic in 2008 to develop and execute a sourcing plan and audit plan for their suppliers. Atlantic wanted assurance that the most competitive solutions were developed, invoicing was correct and process improvement opportunities were defined. Atlantic wanted to drive internal efficiencies and effectiveness and wanted to lead in the highly competitive New York market.
Over 50 category solutions were developed and implemented, multiple process improvements have been initiated often times using the current, incumbent supplier with no changes required. The audit process alone has recovered thousands of dollars in telecom and related savings, and bottom line cost savings impact is well beyond $1.1MM