Post-merger Integration for Global Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers
CNH Global relied upon one of our consultants when they needed to find synergies and rationalize their infrastructure after mergers with New Holland (a division of Fiat). We led the IT portion of the post-merger integration effort, which included implementing new order management systems to reduce order-to-delivery cycle times, new engineering systems to enable collaboration on product design between operations in the USA and European Union, a new procurement system to improve procure-to-pay efficiency and lean manufacturing technologies to improve labor productivity. Data center operations and network management were also moved to Fiat in Italy while back office functions were consolidated at th U.S. headquarters in Wisconsin. Through these efforts, the IT budget was reduced by $75 million (15%) and direct material costs were reduced by 3 percent.