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Nufarm Limited Chemicals 3,200 $A3.1 billion (US$2.4 billion)

Executive Overview

Thanks to solid growth and a reputation for top-­quality products and customer service to match, Nufarm’s business has expanded rapidly. In parallel with its vision to be a world leader in innovative crop protection and seed technology solutions, Nufarm wanted to use technology solutions to build a global procurement platform that would give procurement teams end-­to-­end visibility and control over global sourcing and spend activity. Nufarm unified global procurement by deploying SAP Ariba solutions.

Now, with standardized, simplified, and streamlined global procurement and enhanced supply chain efficiency, Nufarm can deliver the best-value products to help farmers around the world grow healthier, stronger crops.

Before: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Reduce overall operating costs and make procurement operations more efficient
  • Gain global visibility into global procurement activity
  • Harmonize sourcing and supplier management across the enterprise
  • Identify areas for cost reduction to meet its aggressive $A20 million (US$15.3 million) savings target

Why SAP Ariba Solutions

  • Centralized, comprehensive platform for managing all procurement activity, from strategic sourcing to invoicing
  • Ability to easily onboard and engage with suppliers on Ariba Network
  • Customizable approval workflows to reduce the risk of maverick spend
  • Integration with the SAP Concur travel and expense solution

After: Value-­Driven Results

  • Standardized procurement processes globally through the introduction of strict policies and approval workflows
  • Unified the overview of all procurement activity with a single source of truth
  • Advanced, strategic decision-­making by giving procurement teams full visibility into regional processes
  • Improved communication with vendors by using Ariba Network, making it easier to identify areas for savings
  • Strengthened employee adoption through the appointment of “change champions” to support the transition to SAP Ariba solutions
  • Increased efficiency by making it easier for staff to process approvals, payments, POs, and invoices
  • Enhanced company’s ability to achieve its cost-reduction targets in a sustainable manner
SAP Ariba solutions allow us to keep procurement simple, removing any roadblocks so that staff can complete tasks more quickly and more easily.
David Bury CPO, Nufarm Limited
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