Cost Management

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

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, analysing, 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 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 and Gap analysis
  • Implementing tools and processes
  • Preparing the strategy and advising on major negotiations
  • Understanding what is important to suppliers (supplier preferencing 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

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    2. Consolidate the capital goods spend for three brands for a £10MM category 

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    3. Spend Analysis and Category Management  -  South East Asian Client 

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    4. A&C helps global company achieve $43M+ savings  -  Middle East Client

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