Goodrich’s supply chain reporting needs are sophisticated and the company is extremely diversified; users were spending thousands of collective hours creating reports in Excel.
Goodrich hired BP Analytics to develop a customizable Data Warehouse and reporting engine with a main focus on Spend Analysis. Initially, the project started as a Proof of Concept (POC) and quickly grew into a production-based system. What we developed is a Dashboard and Ad-Hoc reporting tool so that users can graphically see the results and more importantly create their own reports. In addition, we provided a tool to standardize all the supplier and commodity codes for Goodrich. For the first time, Goodrich has global visibility spend of their supply base. As of today, all the Global Commodity Managers are being trained to use the Analytical Tool. There are plans to significantly expand the toolset.