Graincorp Operations

GrainCorp is a leading international agribusiness and food-ingredients processor, with a diverse range of operations that span four continents and supply customers in over 30 countries. GrainCorp’s offering of grain storage, handling, marketing and malt & oilseeds processing operations help’s their valued customers meet the demands of a rapidly growing global population.

Case Study: Contracted Group Supplier

GrainCorp appointed RWW Group as a strategic partner in 2007 after a major tender process. GrainCorp has 34 sites in eastern Australia ranging from silos at rail heads to ports in coastal cities and regional offices. RWW Group supplies the full range of PPE uniform and safety consumables for both operational staff at silos and ports and for corporate staff at regional offices. With over 1700 staff uploaded into TAMS, GrainCorp have total control over uniform expenditure.

The Challenge

  • Decentralised purchasing at site level with no leverage on discount bulk group buying
  • Inconsistent branding and marketing image from various suppliers supplying branded workwear and corporate apparel
  • New procurement strategy process presented challenging compliance levels
  • Budget control and staff allocation entitlements not measured or tracked

The Solution

  • Core GrainCorp workwear and corporate uniform and PPE range launched – product consolidation and bulk cost reductions
  • Online Total Apparel Management Solution (TAMS) launched to achieve cost reductions in administration time and provide control over staff budgets and entitlements
  • Consistent GrainCorp branding and image protection through single source supplier
  • Reduced distribution times with uniform orders through the individual pre-pack service – bulk annual orders for staff made easy

The Results

  • Reduced unit pricing from product consolidation to core range
  • Control over the spend and PPE allocation per staff member
  • A reduced product range to a central core pre-approved uniform and PPE range
  • Annual fixed pricing with quarterly business reviews and annual pricing reviews
  • Business compliance – TAMS system allows total visibility and ensures compliance across all sites
  • A complete strategic partner relied on by GrainCorp for over 8 years