The client was looking for support to define the principles to optimize the manufacturing and supply chain organizations.
The company had been historically focused on specialties, placing raw materials sourcing and competitiveness as a second priority. Top raw materials had been thoroughly optimized but the company was facing some headwinds and pressure on the more commoditized part of the portfolio and is looking for additional sustainable savings. In addition, exchange rate variations and trade wars could significantly impact the supply and demand balance and competitive landscape. And the company was looking for alternatives.
Support to find expert consulting firms was extremely useful
The purchasing team had to develop a plan to deliver significant results in raw materials savings for the years to come.
- Consulting Quest sourced Three Global Providers with Very Niche Expertise and helped Shape Performance-Based Fees.
- Fees were 50% lower than expected budget.
- The client achieved payback within the same calendar year with a 4-time ROI.
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