Portland Group, Australia’s largest professional services firm specialising in procurement and supply chain services, today
announced the finalisation of an agreement with PepsiCo to manage the procurement of several spend areas under a longer
term managed services arrangement and to provide ongoing spend analysis services.
The three-year contract will utilise Portland Group’s deep category expertise across a number of areas of the broader transport
category, for example linehaul freight and local distribution; as well as covering materials handling equipment, office
equipment and contract labour.
Michael Trinnie, Procurement Director ANZ for PepsiCo said “Partnering with Portland Group expands our procurement capabilities
with first-class resources, processes and systems, which we expect will enable PepsiCo to achieve a substantial improvement
in productivity over the next three years. The additional capability Portland provides will help us to accelerate the value
procurement can deliver across our entire business.”
Sue Woodall, Managing Director of Procurement Services at Portland Group commented “Our team will work closely with PepsiCo’s
procurement team and stakeholders to design and implement Category Sourcing and Demand Management Strategies across more
than $50 million of spend.”
Gavin Solsky, Portland Group CEO, said “Our recent agreement with PepsiCo is one of a number of new managed services contracts
for Portland Group. This is further recognition that companies in Australia are following overseas trends to leverage external
procurement services to drive ongoing, sustainable benefits for their organisations under longer term engagement models.
We are delighted to have been selected by PepsiCo and look forward to delivering outcomes over and above their expectations.”
About Infosys Portland
Infosys Portland is a subsidiary of Infosys BPO Ltd., a part of Infosys Ltd. Our mission is to make our clients successful
by increasing their profitability through procurement and supply chain improvements. We are unique in providing services
to improve efficiency and effectiveness across our clients’ complete procurement and supply chain functions, ranging from
innovative, high-end strategy through to effective, low-cost operations and transactional processing. The resulting transformational
benefits for clients include lower costs, reduced risk and improved service from client suppliers.
About Infosys BPO
Infosys BPO Ltd. (
www.infosysbpo.com ), the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Ltd., was set up in April 2002. Infosys
BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced
costs, on-going productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, Poland, the Czech
Republic, the Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, the United States, China, the Philippines, Japan and
Australia, and as of December 31, 2013, employed 27,894 people. It closed FY 2012-13 with revenues of $583.1 million.
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product
lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Their main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade,
Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages that are respected
household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by
our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which they believe
also, means a more successful future for PepsiCo.
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