Two Decades of Customer Experience
Graham Packaging Company manufactures more than 20 billion blow-molded containers annually for a marquis client list that includes The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and Pennzoil. The company operates 81 plants in 16 countries, generating more than $2 billion in annual sales. Hundreds of vendors support Graham Packaging’s distributed production facilities. In order to maintain high quality standards, Graham Packaging needed a consistent way for the plant managers and the Global Supplier Quality team to collectively drive supply chain performance.
Supplier Quality Management Team Hindered by Difficulty Accessing and Consolidating Information
Information required by the Global Supplier Quality team was dispersed throughout the organization in SAP, in spreadsheets and in other informal systems. Numerous technology challenges had to be overcome in order to systematically improve supplier management, including:
“Before arcplan, the aggregate view of quality could not be created in Excel so no one could analyze overall performance. Without concrete information about supplier performance, we did not have the leverage we now have to take action with suppliers. As a result, the plants stopped complaining and worked through supplier quality issue, which cost us real dollars in waste and reduced productivity.”
Tara Holloway, Manager Global Supplier Quality
Graham Packaging credits its arcplan dashboard for complementing its SAP implementation and generating substantial benefits.
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