Cost Management

Cost management is the process of effectively planning and controlling the costs involved in a business and is considered to be one of the more challenging tasks in business management.   The process involves various activities such as collecting, analyzing, evaluating and reporting cost statistics for budgeting.   By implementing an effective cost management system, a company’s overall budgeting can be brought under control.

 
A&C create effective supply chains for our customers including:  cost management, sourcing products, lowest country sourcing, managing tenders and consultancy services.  The aim of our service is to reduce costs and improve your organisation's profitability.  During our consultation we conduct in-depth reviews and analysis of your company's supply chain management, organisational structure, current purchasing strategy and provide innovative solutions that unlock opportunities.

 

 'OUR AIM IS TO BUILD AND DEVELOP YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN AND TAKE COST OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS USING THE KNOWLEDGE, TOOLS AND PROCESSES WE HAVE DEVELOPED.

THE RESULT -   A ROBUST SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOWER SYSTEM COSTS' - Andy Skowronski

 

Our methods include:  

  • Spend analysis
  • Developing the strategic sourcing plan
  • Implementing category management methodology
  • Understanding the commodity element of your spend
  • Developing commodity strategies
  • Developing category plans
  • Sourcing strategies based on the world's trade zones
  • Lowest country sourcing analysis
  • Supply chain rationalisation
  • Setting up new suppliers and distributors
  • Benchmarking andgGap analysis
  • Implementing tools and processes
  • Preparing the strategy and advising on major negotiations
  • Understanding what is important to suppliers (supplier preferancing technique) 

 

Results:

  • Significantly lower costs
  • Increased profitability
  • Secure and uninterrupted supply chain
  • Quality integrity enhanced
  • Sustainable business systems employed enabling and empowering people

 

 

Over the years we have saved our clients millions of dollars using these methodologies.

   

 

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  1. Case Studies

    1. Front and Back of  House Standardised Design Book

      UK Based Client 

      Background:   The UK’s biggest casual dining restaurant brand with a fast-growing international presence in Asia and the Middle East.  This is part of a bigger project from process standardisation up to identifying an optimised procurement package project that is intended to generate savings in the overall restaurant build.

       

       

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    2. Capital Goods

      U.K. Client

      Background: A major U.K Retailer

      The objective: To consolidate the capital goods spend for three brands for a £10MM category, conduct a Spend Analysis, categorise the spend, identify the the opportunities, negotiate more favourable terms.

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    3. Spend Analysis and Category Management

      South East Asian Client

      Background: The countries 2nd largest Food and Beverage Company operating over 500 outlets, where the 3rd largest operator bought out the number 2 player.

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    4. Financial and Operational Due Diligence

      Middle East Private Equity

      Background: A Merger and Acquisition: To evaluate how robust the business was from a sales, market potential, financial and supply chain perspective.

      The client a major Middle East Private Equity group (nearly $1 billion in assets)

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    5. A&C helps global company achieve $43M+ savings

      Middle East Client

      A&C Associates has been busy boosting the fortunes of one of the largest and most successful companies in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

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