Project Management / Supplier Management

Who:  A $38B American multinational corporation, one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers.

What:  Supplier Management/Project Management for Capital Equipment Re-Use in China

Results: ~$21M+ cost avoidance versus new equipment. Improved schedule performance and recovery.  Rapid responses to changing requirements.

  • Real time status updates allowed rapid schedule recovery
  • VPMO freed up 5 client purchasing reps to work other priorities
  • Increased coordination and cooperation between supplier and client

How: Regional Virtual Program Management Office and Supplier Coordination Intervention

  • Established a Virtual Enterprise Program Management Office
  • Provided Program Manager, Scheduler, and Coordinator services
  • Provided a SAAS based enterprise wide project management system
  • Coordinated the work of 26 suppliers with multiple internal departments across 300+ projects
  • Coordination and facilitation of supplier planning meetings
  • Audit, conversion, de-installation scheduling and coordination
  • Integrated project plan development for each tool through RDD
  • Monitoring of project execution, performance, and issue escalation
  • Integrated change control


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January 27, 2015