Leading global consumer packaging group, Rexam plc decided to change travel management company (TMC) tocontain costs, boost supplier leverage and consolidate reporting.
This strategy supported the group’s aim ofmeeting market demand for beverage cans, growing at around 3% annually.
Shaking things up
CWT secured the business having successfully managed the travel programme of Rexam’s subsidiary company, Rexam BCE, since 2005. CWT’s achievements for Rexam BCE include:
Implementation of online booking tools in the UK and France
Driving online adoption
Implementation of ISOS security tracking in the UK
More than £2million of air savings in the UK from 2008-2011
Hotel programme analysis, sourcing and negotiations
"We did everything in our power to ensure the transition of Rexam plc’s travel programme to CWT went smoothly,” said CWT programme manager Eileen Lemon. “This meant detailed and meaningful preparationin advance of the implementation."
The Rexam group chose Concur as its expense and travel management tool. CWT worked closely with both Rexam and Concur to prepare for the transition.
To ensure that the offline side of the business also enjoyed a smooth transition, Eileen organisedbookers’ forums. This was organised in two forums to introduce bookers to their new travel team and to answer any queries raised.
In addition, Eileen hosted weekly progress calls with Rexam plc’s group supply chain manager, Nezar Mahmoud.
Rexam plc’s switch to CWT is already bringing great results. The consolidation has brought an overallsaving of 38% in TMC coststo the Rexam group in the UK through a single point of contact.
Other benefits include:
realised/missed savings measurements
travel policy compliance
Supplier contract performance monitoring
"The move has made everything a lot easier for Rexam, which is enjoyingsimplified travel policy administration and measurementacross different countries and company entities," said Eileen.
Future savings in the can
"We expect to achievea further 2-4% increase in air discounts for Rexam within 18 months. I’m delighted that Rexam’s travel programme is alreadystronger, simpler and more cost effectiveas a result."