LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpendEdge, a leading provider of procurement market intelligence solutions, has announced the completion of the latest success story on reducing the overall spend of the chemical company by 10%. This article highlights how identifying market opportunities can help chemical companies to devise effective strategies to manage feedstock volatility and reap benefits from economic growth.
The chemical sector has outperformed not only the overall market but also most of its customer industries such as construction and automotive. But different subsectors within chemicals categories have been facing challenges such as feedstock volatility and slumps driven by key buyers in industries. The performance of petrochemical companies has also been affected by the naphtha-ethane spread and the commodity cycle. Additionally, the end-market’s growth and mergers-and-acquisition activities are posing a major challenge for specialty players. Reforms such as Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) have further added to the woes of CPOs and have made it difficult to increase earnings on a base of total revenues.
By taking into account the complexity of the situation, the team at SpendEdge has published a success story that will help you better understand the challenges in the chemical industry. Despite numerous positive developments benefitting specific segments of the industry and increasing the capital-market's performance, the client was facing difficulties in identifying best cost sourcing locations. The laws and norms were restricting them to procure shale gas at reasonable prices.
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Challenges Faced by the Client
Since feedstock was consuming 40% of the company's total costs, they were falling victim to feedstock price volatility. Poor market intelligence and lack of databases were also posing a problem for the client since they were unable to predict supply costs and identify suppliers who could ensure uninterrupted supply of raw materials. The key challenges they aimed to address through this engagement are mentioned below:
- Challenge 1: Ensure the availability of reasonably priced chemicals while meeting stipulated quality standards.
- Challenge 2: Meet customers’ request of niche products to suit particular end uses or to meet diverse local regulations.
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The solutions offered enabled the client – a leading company in the chemical industry – to select the best cost sourcing locations to procure chemical supplies. The solution offered helped them to:
- Identify opportunities to reduce costs and establish multiple sources of requirements.
- Gain in-depth insights into the business model of suppliers and their cost structures.
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Outcome: The solution offered by the experts at SpendEdge helped the chemical company to analyze rising trends in the chemical industry. The insights provided helped them to monitor developments in the global chemical industry to negotiate better terms with suppliers. This enabled the client to reduce purchasing expenditure which comprised of 30% of the total sales revenue. The solution provided thus identified products that were strategic and critical to the company’s operations and reduced the overall spend of the company by 10%.
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