Mumbai, August 12, 2015: Mother Dairy, a subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and one of India’s leading Dairy players has turned to Tata Consultancy Services to help improve its sourcing and procurement.
TCS is providing consulting on strategy and design of centralized procurement cell, spend analysis for enhanced visibility, as well as deployment of a Sourcing and Procurement Platform for streamlined operations. This is helping Mother Dairy to consolidate and standardize sourcing across its 18 plants in India for categories such as Transportation, Packaging, Refrigeration Equipment and Travel.
The platform has helped digitize and streamline auction processes at Mother Dairy and reduce cycle-time and bring transparency in the supplier selection process. Mother Dairy buyers now have access to a centralized contract repository which ensures that the negotiated savings are identified and realized across plants. Additionally, TCS has enabled a sell-side auction capability to help Mother Dairy get maximum gains out of scrap materials.
Says Meghnad Mitra, CFO, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd: “Implementation of Electronic procurement platform (e@SETU) was the first step towards automating the procurement process with the help of TCS. This was followed up with a Strategic sourcing initiative along with creation of a Centralized Procurement Cell. The aim is to strategize purchasing by leveraging volumes across all verticals of MDFVPL. This has significantly helped in sourcing of prioritized categories and consolidated procurement operations. It has reduced cycle time in tactical sourcing and procurement activities. We have been benefited from TCS expertise resulting in streamlining of procurement process by making it more transparent and enabling better documentation. TCS has also helped in widening the vendor base with increased competition amongst vendors, fetching us cost savings on some indirect material procurement. We look forward to further strengthening this mutually beneficial relationship.”
Adds Raj Agrawal, VP and Global Head, TCS Platform Solutions: "We are delighted to work with Mother Dairy to help one of India’s most well-known brands re-imagine its supply chain in the digital age. Not only will this make Mother Diary more efficient, it will benefit milk producers and consumers as well. TCS Sourcing and Procurement Platform and services help customers establish and execute these strategic sourcing programs by bringing in expertise, insights and results."
Mother Dairy was commissioned under the flagship ‘Operation Flood’ project of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in December 1974 and today the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of NDDB. A trusted brand, known for its purity, safety and quality milk has been serving the Delhi city for over 40 years and has become an integral part of the lives of the millions of people living in the city. Mother Dairy has been a market leader in the branded milk segment in Delhi NCR and also markets milk to regions like Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Tirupati and Hyderabad.