CPI Group

“The additional management control and improved reporting that GAINS provided enabled us to centrally manage our purchasing. Purchasing used to happen independently in each state and New Zealand – and that took six people two weeks, or 24 man days, to complete each month. Now I do the purchasing each month for all 14,000 items in three days. It’s a big relief for the branches because they can focus more of their time on sales and marketing.”

“We selected GRA because they guaranteed our success, clearly demonstrated their expertise and focused on the business process and people issues. We needed a world class system and an organisation that could help us with the business issues and share their knowledge. We’ve been through tough implementations before, and we knew what to look for this time. We’ve never questioned our decision – actually, it’s been constantly confirmed.” 
Michael Byrne, Group Stock Controller, CPI


Case Study

Read the CPI Group Inventory Optimisation, Demand & Replenishment Planning Case Study to find out more about our work and results.

Testimonials

We invited GRA to run a workshop to educate the broader business on S&OP, help us design a next level S&OP process and map out the requirements and next steps to implementation. We have made significant progress with S&OP since the workshop, the key aspect is that it has been accepted at all levels and there is commitment to the process which was the big hurdle.

– Lee Rawstron, Head of Operations ANZ, Sinochem Australia

Typical results

  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%
  • 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs
  • 5%-20% spend management savings
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • a minimum 3:1 ROI (10:1 to 30:1 typical)