Case Study

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The Client was an international Manufacturing Company Headquartered in Europe providing specialty formulations with applications in several industries from personal care to lubricants.

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50%

Less Expensive than budgeted

4x

ROI payback achieved within 12 months

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Challenge

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. The purchasing team had to develop a plan to deliver significant results in raw materials savings for the years to come.

Mandate

Support the RFP elaboration and Source trustworthy global consulting firms with strong expertise in both Procurement and Chemicals to provide a diagnosis of the situation, design a plan to capture the savings and support the implementation by handling the negotiations as a temporary workforce.

Results

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.

We selected a medium-sized lean expert over our usual incumbents. And we are getting the same quality for half the cost.

~Director Supply Chain

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Case Study

Reading Time: 8 minutes

The Client was an international Manufacturing Company Headquartered in Europe providing specialty formulations with applications in several industries from personal care to lubricants.

50%

Less Expensive than budgeted

4x

ROI payback achieved within 12 months

Challenge

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. The purchasing team had to develop a plan to deliver significant results in raw materials savings for the years to come.

Mandate

Support the RFP elaboration and Source trustworthy global consulting firms with strong expertise in both Procurement and Chemicals to provide a diagnosis of the situation, design a plan to capture the savings and support the implementation by handling the negotiations as a temporary workforce.

Results

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.

We selected a medium-sized lean expert over our usual incumbents. And we are getting the same quality for half the cost.

~Director Supply Chain

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