A leading plant & machinery manufacturer was facing fierce competition and had an uncompetitive cost base.
We defined and implemented cost efficiency levers in a long-run sustainable manner and redesigned the following areas: strategy, cost reduction, negotiation, supplier management, information & performance management and organisation and change management.
Cost Reduction Achieved: 10%
We built up the strategic sourcing activities of an IT group consisting of 60 companies being active in Europe, India, Middle East and the Americas. Afterwards we led the function on an interim management basis.
Focus was on categories: IT-Hardware, IT-Services, Travel Expense, Telecommunication, Company Cars and Energy, including post-merger integration.
Activities included project definition, project lead, market analysis, negotiation, contracting, company-wide reporting.
Cost reduction Achieved: 25% (Managed Spend)
We analysed the competitive situation at a company carve-out, defined and agreed-upon levers for competitive and cost improvements. Total cost performance and cost efficiency was achieved by integrating negotiation and product definition processes.
Cost Reduction Achieved: 12% (TCO)