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Mirvac Group

"I worked with Infosys Portland in 2013 on the establishment of the Mirvac Group external legal panel. I was very pleased with the process and the outcome of the process in terms of the financial benefits obtained. The financial benefits received were significant and the framework that was established for the monitoring of legal spend and allocation of work was first class. I subsequently engaged Infosys Portland to assist with the refresh of the external legal panel in 2015 and we achieved additional cumulative financial benefits as well as making further improvements to the reporting and data analysis framework to allow the ongoing monitoring of spend and allocation to ensure that the optimal outcomes will be achieved by the Group as a result of the panel process. I cannot recommend the team at Infosys Portland more highly for procurement work.“

- Natalie Allen, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Mirvac Group


Optus

“Optus have worked with Infosys Portland for close to 5 years and in that time they have provided a wide range of services including supplementing our knowledge base on key sourcing events, end 2 end Category Management of portfolios and spend cleansing to align our spend to a newly created spend taxonomy. The account team and staff on the ground have always maintained a strong customer focus in their dealings with the Procurement team and more importantly with our internal business customers when representing the face of Procurement in the organisation. Both the Infosys Portland team and the Optus Procurement team have forged strong, mutually beneficial working relationships that continue to deliver value to our team and recognition from our internal customers.”

- Andrew Moore, Director, Procurement, Optus


Volkswagen

“Volkswagen Group Australia engaged Infosys Portland to undertake a “procurement diagnostic exercise” to review our current procurement function to validate the optimal structure, governance and areas for capability development. We also engaged Infosys Portland to assist us in conducting a deep dive analysis of our spend cube with a purpose of identifying potential value delivery opportunities, improving efficiency and monitoring compliance. The team at Infosys Portland hit the ground running and quickly gained traction with the stakeholder community across the Group. The team undertook a series of interviews, performed analysis and developed fact-based recommendations. The capability and opportunity assessment undertaken by Infosys Portland allowed us to measure our capability and performance against peer organisations which was very insightful. The findings not only highlighted potential opportunities for improvement but also the recommended actions to achieve the identified areas for improvement including a high level approach for each opportunity detailing the activities and realistic timeline to achieve the identified opportunities. We selected Infosys Portland because of their deep local subject matter expertise, in areas like Marketing and Logistics and for their pragmatic approach to achieving outcomes. We have recently presented the findings to our Global Procurement team in Germany and received very positive feedback and buy-in to the recommendations. If you are looking for a procurement and supply chain advisory partner to deliver results, then I would recommend that you talk with Infosys Portland.”

- Joel Solomon, Group Procurement Manager, Volkswagen


Telstra

“Portland was an integral partner in Telstra’s procurement transformation which aimed to implement best practice category management across over $10 billion of supplier spend. Portland’s proven approach, templates and tools were invaluable to my team in moving to best practice category management.

Portland worked with my team to develop category strategies and then support initiative execution, thereby delivering significant benefits to Telstra. However, their greatest contribution was spending the time to provide on-the-job coaching to Telstra procurement team members to uplift their capability and embed the change. Portland’s procurement knowledge and collaborative approach has been critical to the ongoing success of our procurement transformation.”

- Thomai Veginis, Head of Procurement, Telstra


Holcim

“We engaged Infosys Portland to undertake an analysis of our spend and perform an opportunity assessment to assist us in the development of our category strategies, which resulted in Infosys Portland assisting us to undertake a number of initiatives including strategic sourcing for a major spend area, a rapid sourcing program that delivered $10M in savings and most recently the establishment of an operational buying function including recruiting and training the team. Infosys Portland are experts in Procurement and are always professional in their service delivery. I consider them a valuable resource who I can rely on just like a member of my own team. I would have no hesitation in engaging Infosys Portland again or recommending them.”

- Kelly Irwin, Head of Procurement Australia and New Zealand, Holcim


Barminco

“Barminco engaged Infosys Portland to assist in their Rapid Sourcing project. Infosys Portland was selected due to their proven track record and recommendations from previous clients. The objective of this project was to benchmark all the key supplier agreements and renegotiate or negotiate new contracts as required. The project was delivered on time, within budget and delivered against all of the agreed objectives. Barminco received positive feedback from many of its suppliers who had gone through similar processes. They believed that the Barminco Rapid Sourcing project was delivered in a very professional manner.”

- Henk de Vos, Manager - Supply Chain, Barminco

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