Accenture worked closely with Vodafone’s global supply chain organisation, OneSCM, to envision, design and deliver technology and business transformation initiatives to enable adoption of end-to-end online sourcing activities on a single technology platform.
Accenture worked with Vodafone to identify specific areas for improvement and the initiatives to address them. These were aligned with the key executive imperatives that the new organisation and its capabilities would need to deliver.
The principal functional areas implemented in the new system addressed Category Management, Saving Methodology, eSourcing and Contract Management. Embedding the tools and capabilities for sourcing projects into the system enabled a shift from what had been more ad-hoc execution of RFP production and management, to a highly visible and centrally managed process. This brought savings tracking visibly into the system with contracting and associated activities also now residing directly within the SAP system.
Accenture ran extensive change management activities to drive user adoption and secure senior executive buy in. Accenture trained the entire supply chain organisation in a totally new toolset that for the first time made the whole sourcing governance process available online. Accenture also created focus groups and working groups to establish how the governance would work in practice.