Leader Optec is a leading fibre optic specialist offering UK manufactured connectivity products including patch panels and cabinets for data and fibre management. In order to take their business to the next level, their leadership team requested support from Pro Outsourcing to review their current processes and skills to reduce risk as well as create accessible reports and data tables to make pro-active purchasing decisions, helping them to drive 3-5 year strategy decisions.
Pro Outsourcing were able to provide a fully funded work package via European Regional Development fund to develop a number of procurement reports, directly downloadable from Leader Optec’s SAGE system, which were then able to be adapted to provide instant visual interpretation on a monthly basis. In addition to this, we developed OTIF data tables using monthly downloaded data providing easy visual representation of performance.
The result was that Leader Optec had a full suite of reports and visual graphical representation of purchases and supplier performance KPIs, allowing for easy trend identification. They were also able to query data to identify cost saving opportunities to discuss with suppliers as the business grows. Pro Outsourcing were also able to provide strategy development ideas, identifying dual sourcing opportunities, cost saving opportunities and direction on reduction of Slow Moving, Obsolete Goods to create a cash generation avenue.
"...Pro Outsourcing have provided Leader Optec with the tools to begin developing our Purchasing Strategy. They have provided guidance on cost saving opportunities and developed for us a robust set of processes and reports to allow us to interrogate our system data and be more proactive in the purchasing side of our business..."