Case Study

Global Hardware Distributor - Strategic Procurement


  • Global hardware distributor
  • The business was recently acquired by a private equity firm and combined with another portfolio company
  • The client wanted to leverage the new larger business to increase EBITDA 


  • Implemented sourcing teams with global commodity responsibilities
  • Created a consolidated view of purchases and a procurement strategy by commodity
  • Rationalized SKUs across the business
  • Established metrics to gauge sourcing effectiveness


  • Reduced SKUs by over 30%
  • Reduced system wide landed costs by 3.5% (not including logistics cost savings)
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