Briggs & Stratton takes an intelligent approach to cost reduction with SAS®
Briggs & Stratton, the world’s largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines, is taking a more strategic approach to purchasing. By using SAS Business Intelligence to analyze spending, the company significantly enhanced its cost-reduction performance.
“Our buyers can take a data set with millions and millions of rows and pull up a report literally in seconds,’’ Glatch says.
The divisions receiving Glatch’s help have been pleased. “Once they see the ease of these online reports, they’re pretty easily convinced,’’ he says.
Glatch also uses SAS to support maintenance repair operations, an area in which he once worked. He recently helped the group decrease its inventory by 15 percent.
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Purchasing Data and Systems Integrity Specialist
Briggs & Stratton
The company needed a big-picture look at its purchasing spending
With SAS Business Intelligence, the company harnesses the data from its SAP system to study quality, purchase-price variance, delivery and defects
The savings in purchasing represented reliable cost-reduction execution and strategic sourcing
“We beat our cost-reduction numbers two years in a row. The ability to manipulate data is the foundation to being able to embark on that kind of performance.”
Engine Group Vice President