Nelson La Rochelle

Identifying material cost reduction on a genuine, sustainable and long-term basis is a specialist activity requiring professional expertise.

Some organisations feel that they are able to carry out cost reduction exercises effectively themselves but experience has shown us that most are unable to do so on a genuine and sustainable basis (while those that try often significantly diminish the potential in the process).

Nature of current relationships
This is because clients' operational staff are often unable to see that existing relationships, in many cases long-term, are uncompetitive and do
not offer value for money.

Lack of resources
In addition cost reduction is an extremely time-consuming exercise which most organisations lack the resources to perform effectively in-house.

Lack of knowledge
Finally, clients lack our access to up-to-date benchmarking data and knowledge of suppliers (particularly those that are able to provide quality goods and services at the most competitive prices).

We are therefore confident that we can produce results in excess of anything that clients can produce themselves.


I am delighted with the results of the assignment which have both generated real savings for us and identified ways in which we may strengthen our procurement capacity.

Robert Smith Finance Director
Stage Electrics Partnership Limited

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