“The first dashboard we built was a good start, but as an organization we learned quickly that we weren’t aligned on KPIs, and there was a lot of data that needed to be cleansed,” said Bill Momsen, Sr. Director of Supply Chain Operations, DynCorp International. “We had a terrific internal team driving the success of this implementation.”
The new Qlik dashboard enabled the organization to consolidate data from disparate systems, and help assign error resolution activities to the relevant employees worldwide. Additionally, employees from multiple business units were able to use the dashboard and filter based on relevant criteria – regardless of where they were in the world or what their title was.
The benefits took shape quickly.
Next on the agenda: improving spend analytics.
“With Qlik we were able to consolidate our spend data from multiple business units and systems. We created metrics with relevant details which gave us significantly improved visibility to where we were spending our money. Our employees became enabled to see spend by virtually any dimension (supplier, business unit, site, commodity type, and even by small business classification). Even if the data in the source system couldn’t provide good spend classification, QlikView could create new associations, and learn over time. Now we’re smarter about how we negotiate deals,” said Momsen.
These are just a few examples of the changes that have taken place over the last two years at DI:
Finally, Momsen perfectly describes the power of supply chain analytics:
“It’s amazing what something like this can do when you have information quickly – you give it to the right person, you can answer questions fast. It’s really helped us establish supply chain as a more valuable contributor to the enterprise – that’s been big.”
Want to hear more about Bill’s story directly from him? Check out this on-demand webcast to learn more about DynCorp International. You can also hear Bill’s story in-person on Wednesday May 18 at 12:00 PM MT at the Grand Sonoran G during the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Want to meet Qlik’s supply chain solutions experts in person? We will be at Booth 107, stop by and say hello!