Essentra Choose Kanban for Global Roll Out
Delivering When It Matters
Essentra plc is a UK-based FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential components and solutions.
Many acquisitions and growth initiatives had caused Essentra to reach a point where it ad a mixed fleet of copy and print devices from multiple manufactures. This made it impossible to drive efficiencies and manage costs. Moreover, it had leases from different banks with different terms and durations.
Managing supplies, keeping track of costs and providing the business with a good, reliable Service was almost impossible under these conditions.
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Essentra needed an expert team to work across 133 plants in 43 countries. It was necessary first to identify existing devices, then to quantify the performance of each asset, and last, to understand the commercial constraints that would determine the optimal time to bring each device into a new global Managed Print contract.
“We need a single source supplier to take away the multiple headaches that cause problems on a daily basis and that make it impossible for us to make savings.”
Global pMPS Contract
Global FS Contract
Kanban Supplies Management
Essentra enlisted the help of consultant Ian Stephenson and MPS specialist implementer, Kanban, to put together a global MPS and Finance contract that over time would replace all the disparate contracts. Kanban’s software was rolled out initially to six sites. It immediately identified which devices were being used and where savings could be made.
“Ian and the Kanban team are a safe pair of hands for any organisation regardless of how complex the current technical or financial situation is.”
Kanban’s approach guarantees that local conditions are understood and that each phase delivers excellent value and flexibility. Every phase is implemented with great care and delivers demonstrable savings.
As each site is brought into the new Global contract, Kanban software manages the supplies, forecasting what is needed on each site and ordering directly from the vendor.
Within the POC, Essentra have already started to make significant savings. They are also becoming more efficient. This is occurring in multiple countries as the headaches are removed from the business.
Now, Kanban’s Software is being deployed across all locations to identify more opportunities where savings are possible.
“Our software and vendor relationships enable us to put together a range of Services that are both practical and highly valuable. Our aim on a project of this size and complexity is to minimise change and disruption and make sure that every business unit benefits from the solution we propose for them.”
Kanban works with Essentra and around 500 organisations managing their printers, supplies and contracts better. Customers with anything from 1 to 5000 devices, in the UK or internationally, also benefit from a large reduction in deliveries, delivery costs and wastage. Kanban partners with best of breed hardware suppliers and other partners to offer the right solution.