June 8, 2012
PPG has realized incremental value and we’re extremely excited to maintain momentum with this wireless program managed by Cannon Group.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — PPG Industries has entrusted Cannon Group with spend optimization management of its growing wireless environment. Cannon Group will achieve cost savings for PPG Industries, managing PPG’s wireless environment and using monthly reports to provide visibility.
Cannon Group has been retained to aggressively manage wireless services and provide enterprise-wide visibility through monthly reporting. The Cannon Group team will utilize a wireless management tool to optimize the environment, facilitate changes, drive savings and assist with properly allocating wireless spend across PPG’s 13 business units.
Cannon Group introduced rate plan pooling and associated wireless expense management techniques as a means to control the ever-increasing wireless expense. As a result, PPG has achieved measurable savings by implementing Cannon Group’s recommendations throughout the enterprise.
“PPG has realized incremental value and we’re extremely excited to maintain momentum with this wireless program managed by Cannon Group,” says Scott Sherman, Senior Soucing Agent – IT purchasing for PPG Industries.
“Based on what we’ve seen so far from them, PPG is looking to expand the program to additional wireless providers under Cannon Group’s purview.”
In addition, Cannon Group will also maintain its original Sourcing responsibilities that have helped PPG negotiate IT and telecom contracts since 2007, yielding contract-related savings, contract flexibility and best-in-class results.
“From our initial sourcing-related engagements, it was a logical succession of events—and we handled all elements of it,” says Tom Cannon, Principal of Cannon Group. “We assessed and identified the wireless opportunity, we built the business case, and we implemented our recommendations to deliver sustained value to PPG.”
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).