How Solocal Group
redesigned their purchasing

417,000€ in savings
in just one year

Starting with a BIG challenge

The company’s purchasing department was lacking global perspective and buyers were only getting involved at the end of the process to validate the purchase orders. With the tools at their disposal, users did not have accurate visibility on certain aspects, such as the breakdown of services they purchased, the sourcing, the prices charged or the legal aspects.

For a company such as SoLocal Group, it was therefore essential to streamline the processes to ensure broad and efficient sourcing, control legal risks and costs, as well as manage supplier performance.

With BIG objectives

Risk reduction
Source-to-pay process
Performance tracking

Challenges accepted by our teams

  • Audit of the number of projects, their average rate and the relationship with each provider
  • The supplier panel was rationalised to retain only the most important ones; non-strategic suppliers were subcontracted via LittleBIG Connection
  • A source-to-pay process was integrated, with a sourcing service for specific needs

For BIG results

417 000€ saved

Daily savings of €15 to €100 per project, which represent in total 417,000€ in 2017.

2 days order issuance delay

Order issuance times have been reduced from 4 weeks to 2 days.

1 FTE to manage all the service providers

By reducing the number of suppliers from 254 to 35, the monitoring workload has fallen from 6 to less than 1 full-time equivalent.

Words from …

Frederic Le Ray
Purchasing Manager at SoLocal Group

« LittleBIG Connection has structured our organisation: we are now able to manage our suppliers’ performances, drastically cut down on administrative tasks, better manage our expenses, categorise our purchases, and reduce invoicing complaints. »