Industries

LevaData is designed to optimize direct materials sourcing for manufacturers in a range of industries. Here are some of our favorite examples.

Communications

CASE STUDY
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CHALLENGE

Navigating Post-Merger Visibility

SOLUTION

Single Source of Truth

Reduced Productivity
Lean sourcing teams regularly fighting fires
$5M Saved In Costs & Productivity
Spend analysis time reduced from weeks to days
Siloed Cost Data
Following Plantronics and Polycom merger
Full Visibility Across Company
Single source of truth across organization and manufacturers
Siloed Info & Planning
New teams and few processes in place
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Built-in tools for sharing info, ideas and costs
CHALLENGE

Navigating Post-Merger Visibility

Reduced Productivity
Lean sourcing teams regularly fighting fires
Siloed Cost Data
Following Plantronics and Polycom merger
Siloed Info & Planning
New teams and few processes in place
SOLUTION

Single Source of Truth

$5M Saved In Costs & Productivity
Spend analysis time reduced from weeks to days
Full Visibility Across Company
Single source of truth across organization and manufacturers
Cross-Functional Collaboration
Built-in tools for sharing info, ideas and costs

Learn more about how LevaData Cost Optimizer helps companies like Poly increase product margin.

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When we understood the benefits that Polycom was achieving with LevData, it became a solution for the entire company supply chain. We truly believe that AI-powered insights and productive tools can help us deliver the best results when it comes to strategic sourcing

Roberto

Roberto Garcia
VP, Materials

Poly

Consumer Electronics

CASE STUDY
Fitbit-Logo
CHALLENGE

Managing Growth & Complexity

SOLUTION

Automation to Scale

Limited Resources
Small team despite tremendous company growth
Analysis Time Cut by 75%
Negotiation playbooks generated instantly
Limited Supplier Engagement
1-3 sourcing events held annually
Continuous Supplier Engagement
AI constantly monitors market for opportunities
Managed Spend of 60%
Stretched team focused on key deals
Managed Spend of 90%
Automation manages long-tail spend
Growth Pressures
Team required to keep pace with company growth and cut costs
$30M Savings in Year One
LevaData quickly identifies opportunities for significant cost reductions
CHALLENGE

Managing Growth & Complexity

Limited Resources
Small team despite tremendous company growth
Limited Supplier Engagement
1-3 sourcing events held annually
Managed Spend of 60%
Stretched team focused on key deals
Growth Pressures
Team required to keep pace with company growth and cut costs
SOLUTION

Automation to Scale

Analysis Time Cut by 75%
Negotiation playbooks generated instantly
Continuous Supplier Engagement
AI constantly monitors market for opportunities
Managed Spend of 90%
Automation manages long-tail spend
$30M Savings in Year One
LevaData quickly identifies opportunities for significant cost reductions

Get the full story on Fitbit’s digital transformation with LevaData or learn more about how they use LevaData’s New Product Accelerator to speed time to market

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We've got information at our fingertips. We're not spending time on the tactical work. You're exceeding goals. You're delivering to the gross margin. That's how the impact of moving towards cognitive sourcing can really make an impact throughout your entire organization.

kevin

Kevin Purser
VP, Global Supply Chain Sourcing & Procurement

Fitbit

Automotive

CHALLENGE

Managing External Manufacturing

SOLUTION

Full Visibility & Control

Manual Processes
Data validation across costed BOM, commodity and forecast
Continuous Supplier Engagement
AI constantly monitors market and suppliers for opportunities
Low Managed Spend
Team constantly fighting fires
High Supplier Coverage
Automation frees up time for strategic planning
Decreased Visibility
Increased number of products and geographies
360 Visibility
System provides single source of truth for all spending, supplemented with market insights
Margin Pressures
Team expected to manage complexity while increasing margins
3% Incremental Savings
Savings of 1-3% above and beyond company expectations delivered annually
CHALLENGE

Managing External Manufacturing

Manual Processes
Data validation across costed BOM, commodity and forecast
Low Managed Spend
Team constantly fighting fires
Decreased Visibility
Increased number of products and geographies
Margin Pressures
Team expected to manage complexity while increasing margins
SOLUTION

Full Visibility & Control

Continuous Supplier Engagement
AI constantly monitors market and suppliers for opportunities
High Supplier Coverage
Automation frees up time for strategic planning
360 Visibility
System provides single source of truth for all spending, supplemented with market insights
3% Incremental Savings
Savings of 1-3% above and beyond company expectations delivered annually

See how companies like Zebra Technologies use LevaData’s Supply Risk Navigator to increase visibility and control across their network.

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With LevaData we have all of our information in one place. We’re able to drive forward using cognitive tools and identify the best opportunities for driving cost and mitigating risk.

jeff

Jeff Bolte
Procurement Director

Lenovo

Industrial Automation

CHALLENGE

Manual Processes Limit Response Time

SOLUTION

Digital Transformation via Cognitive Sourcing

RFQ Cycles: 4-6 Months
Rockwell falling behind faster competition
RFQ Cycles: 2-4 Weeks
Negotiation playbooks customized by part and supplier generated instantly
Missed Opportunities
Manipulating spreadsheets leaves commodity managers without time to analyze category trends
Automated Alerts
Managers immediately informed of intelligence and negotiation levers, even for deals that are in progress
Dated Market Intel
Team reliant on historical spend and some third party reports
Streaming Updates
Spending benchmarks and other intelligence is based on near real time activity on LevaData’s network
Limited Budget
Sourcing team lacks the software budgets commonly assigned to sales and IT groups
Guaranteed ROI
Performance-based partnership with LevaData generates $1M savings in three months
CHALLENGE

Manual Processes Limit Response Time

RFQ Cycles: 4-6 Months
Rockwell falling behind faster competition
Missed Opportunities
Manipulating spreadsheets leaves commodity managers without time to analyze category trends
Dated Market Intel
Team reliant on historical spend and some third party reports
Limited Budget
Sourcing team lacks the software budgets commonly assigned to sales and IT groups
SOLUTION

Digital Transformation via Cognitive Sourcing

RFQ Cycles: 2-4 Weeks
Negotiation playbooks customized by part and supplier generated instantly
Automated Alerts
Managers immediately informed of intelligence and negotiation levers, even for deals that are in progress
Streaming Updates
Spending benchmarks and other intelligence is based on near real time activity on LevaData’s network
Guaranteed ROI
Performance-based partnership with LevaData generates $1M savings in three months

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LevaData has utilized the innovation of AI and predictive analytics to help organizations understand when they need to act and negotiate with their supply base. As a cognitive sourcing advisor, LevaData brings significant ROI.

mickey

Mickey North Rizza
Program VP, Enterprise Applications & Digital Commerce

IDC

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