DuluxGroup Goes Digital with SAP Ariba

Home improvement giant constructs simple, automated process for managing direct spend and suppliers using cloud-based applications and business network

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, August 22, 2017 – For generations, DuluxGroup has been manufacturing and marketing premium branded products that help people to imagine and create better places and spaces in which to live and work. Now, it is transforming the way procurement gets done. As part of an aggressive plan to digitize its business, DuluxGroup is implementing solutions from SAP Ariba to fuel a simple, integrated process for managing its direct spend from end to end. The company will share the story of its success at SAP Ariba Live, the premier business commerce event taking place this week at the ICC Sydney.

“Direct procurement is complex, and to do it right, we need an integrated platform that allows us to automate our processes and collaborate with our partners around the globe in an efficient way on everything from design and sourcing to forecasting and manufacturing execution,” said Ian Griffith, Head of Procurement, DuluxGroup.

And SAP Ariba is providing it. Like more than 2.8 million companies in 190 countries, DuluxGroup has connected to the Ariba® Network and is implementing a range of the market-leading, cloud-based applications delivered on it to drive a comprehensive, digital source-to-settle process.

Integrating SAP Ariba’s solutions for direct spend with its SAP Integrated Business Planning system, DuluxGroup aims to completely digitize its extended supply chain, from integration with its product design and R&D processes all the way through manufacturing execution and reap the benefits that doing so can provide, including:

  • Quick and accurate sourcing of all materials and services on a single platform
  • Faster time to market and innovation
  • Real-time supplier collaboration
  • Better product cost management
  • Stronger compliance
  • Complete supply chain visibility

“For years, companies have relied on manual, linear, design-to-deliver processes to select, manage, and collaborate with suppliers of components and raw materials,” said Keith Baranowski, Global Vice President and GM, Direct Materials Sourcing, SAP Ariba. “Digital networks are radically transforming this process, and in embracing them, innovative companies like DuluxGroup can deliver efficiencies and cost savings that give them advantage in today’s complex marketplace.”

To learn more about SAP Ariba’s direct spend solutions and the value they can deliver, visit www.ariba.com

About DuluxGroup

DuluxGroup is an Australian  publicly listed company with its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. For generations, homeowners, trade professionals, architects, and specifiers have relied on products from DuluxGroup as a marketer and manufacturer of products such as paints & coatings, sealants & adhesives, garage doors & openers, other home improvement and garden care products.

DuluxGroup manages a portfolio that includes some of Australia and New Zealand’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Dulux, Selleys, Yates, Cabot’s, British Paints, Berger and B&D Garage Doors & Openers. The company reported 2016 revenue of AUD 1.7 billion.

About SAP Ariba

SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.8 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where nearly $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year.

To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable approximately 355,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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