Legrand is the world leader in switches, socket outlets and cable management products. With a presence in more than 70 countries and a global workforce exceeding 35,000 people, change management is always a challenge, and few business processes require more orchestration than S&OP. This is why Ron Hurley, National Planning Manager at Legrand Australia was so pleased when he came across Optimity.
“I tell everyone, Optimity, sells itself. It is extremely easy to use, with a graphical user interface that lets you see very quickly where the problems in the supply chain lie. In Optimity, we found a solution that will actually help us drive S&OP improvement. It will give us the power to apply supply chain optimization techniques more thoroughly to ensure that S&OP is continuously supporting short and long term business objectives“, says Ron Hurley.
In 2007, Legrand signed an agreement to acquire 100% of an iconic Australian business, HPM. Established for over 60 years, HPM was integral to the development of the electrics industry in Australia.
After merging with Legrand, it was essential that the Australian organization’s systems could be supported by the global business, so the time was right for Legrand Australia to embark on a project that would extend the capabilities of its existing Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). The resulting solution needed to function well for the different market and demand challenges presented by supplying into the Commercial, Trade and Retail markets.