Our services are designed to impact your profitability — quickly and with concrete, quantifiable results.
We have exhaustive knowledge of the vendor markets that provide the goods and services you buy. Using rigorous, proven methodologies we’ve saved clients millions of dollars through detailed analyses of current and historical expenditures, suppliers’ pricing and by identifying savings opportunities.
We can apply this expertise to your unique business needs — implementing substantial savings over a wide range of expense areas. Working along side your staff with vendors — both incumbent and new — we establish a highly responsive “Preferred Vendor Base”. Moreover, your staff will share our analytical tools and techniques, and can sustain your savings going forward.
DEMAND MANAGEMENT & PROCESS ENHANCEMENT
Better pricing is just one piece of the puzzle. Spending patterns are another. We’ll review yours and suggest low-cost, non-disruptive alternatives, including different products or consolidating suppliers. We’ll also identify situations where there are opportunities for greater efficiency in your internal operations.
The markets for the goods and services you purchase are in constant flux. Failing to avail yourself of pricing opportunities, purchasing in the wrong quantities — or simply the wrong products — can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. By combining best practices, benchmarking, and a thorough understanding of your business, we’ll improve your processes — from simple systems refinements, to creating in-house procurement departments.
The need for businesses to outsource is real, but missteps can be costly. Understanding the reasons to outsource — your needs versus the comparative costs — is a complex matter. We provide rigorous and objective analyses that allow you to understand the actual cost of your in-house operations versus the “all-in” cost of the alternatives. Along the way, we’ll identify potential internal improvements and savings areas, to help you evaluate alternatives, and then we’ll assist you with the implementation of your decisions.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS & BENCHMARKING
Don’t suffer from too much data and too little actionable information. Whether it’s improving the quality of your own systems or determining how you stack up against the competition, we’ll identify and make sure you have the key indicators for your business — timely, accurate, and usable data that you need for vital strategic decisions and initiatives.
IT can often represent 1% to 12% of your total operating costs — even for the best-run companies. We ensure that your technology investment supports your business strategy, automates labor-intensive work and creates the data to drive thoughtful decision-making. We’ll also ensure that you’re procuring and applying your IT in the most cost-effective manner possible.
SUPPLY CHAIN REDESIGN
We look beyond lowest unit cost to lowest total cost of ownership. We examine the cost of what you purchase throughout your entire business process, from both a cost and operational perspective. The best deal is the one that considers both purchase and execution costs — along with their overall impact on your operational efficiency.
Whether you’re leasing, buying, selling, re-negotiating or just looking to minimize costs, we’ll help assess your needs and maximize savings opportunities. From office space to shopping centers and warehouse/distribution centers — we’ve saved millions of dollars for our clients — from entrepreneurs to office lessees.
We work solely for you — with more than 30 years experience, extensive market knowledge and without a tangled web of conflicting relationships. We can analyze, support, and drive your deal.