Cutting operational supply costs through smart sourcing 

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Wide view of shipping dock with lots of containers and trucks, one plane, one boat

Opportunity

McDonald’s existing approach to sourcing operational supplies locally across Europe involved multiple suppliers and dozens of sourcing efforts in various countries. They needed a sourcing partner who could provide a strategic, centralized approach to unlock more value across a broad geography.

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Three people map out a strategy with post-it notes

Approach

tms managed the sourcing of operating supplies across multiple countries, freeing up McDonald's resources to focus on the core business. We used our broad category experience to drive supplier management activities, including compliance management and establishing a framework for future events, such as contingency sourcing solutions and capacity allocation.

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Factory floor with many boxes

Outcome

tms was able to provide a cost-saving and more efficient solution with 18% average total savings delivered through RFP negotiations and supplier/specification efficiencies.tms ultimately drove savings and quality control by bundling volumes.

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Person with green clipboard points at item on shelf

Results