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Santos needed to simplify their legal work

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Challenge

The legal team at Santos faced a familiar story: cost-cutting, a head-count reduction and a massive workload.

Solution

A full continuous improvement review streamlined and simplified their entire procurement workflow from deal initiation by the business to contract approval and signing – for offshore gas rigs to office supplies.

Impact

  • 70% reduction in time spent dealing with procurement contracts saving >$5M.
  • Reduced 42 templates to 8 and 48 user guides to one user-friendly system.
  • Improved turnaround times by 3 weeks.

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