Consumer Goods Industry Consulting
Boost Your Performance and Reduce Costs
The procurement and supply chain management of consumer goods are characterized by short product life cycles and considerable competitive pressure. In addition to the ongoing emergence of new trends and increasing customer demands, the demand for sustainable products is growing.
Procurement departments are facing the challenge of finding the right measures to counter the cost pressure of raw materials procurement.
Extensive expertise with well-known brand manufacturers and leading private-label producers
We help you to address these challenges by reducing your procurement costs and strengthening your supplier relationships for the long term. Our experts have extensive experience in many areas of the consumer goods industry, including food, drinks, body care, cosmetics, cleaning products and detergents and animal feed. We achieve significant reductions in procurement costs for all the direct and indirect requirements of our customers, famous brand manufacturers and leading private label producers from across FMCG.
Process optimization and organizational development
We increase your competitiveness using both commercial and technical approaches that are tailored to the relevant demand segment within consumer goods. We implement cross-departmental supply chain management processes and prepare procurement organizations optimally for future challenges. This gives you a high degree of efficiency in both procurement and supply chain management, minimises risks and enables you to increase performance with suitable organization.
Raw materials management in the consumer goods industry
Raw materials procurement is one of our strongest core competencies. Establishing professional raw materials management not only minimises risks, it also provides planning security, which gives you a significant competitive advantage. This means that you can efficiently commit your procurement resources to your core activities for the long term, while the competition is forced to concentrate on complicated procurement conditions. We know the levers required to build professional raw materials management and are pleased to implement them for you.
Global sourcing expertise for your consumer goods brands
The right choice of procurement markets, channels and suppliers is becoming ever more important for consumer goods companies to develop a competitive advantage. But inconsistent standards, political and legal differences, different time zones and communication barriers can all complicate access to global procurement markets, especially if sourcing activities in Asia are managed from Europe. With 7 locations around the world and our many years of experience in global sourcing, we know the conditions, break down language barriers and help you to reduce your purchasing costs while retaining high product quality.
Consulting in the Consumer Goods Industry: The results
- Reduced purchase prices for raw materials procurement
- Minimised supply risk through new supplier contracts
- An optimized supplier portfolio with a well-balanced international procurement quota
- Sustainable, measurable savings on the entire procurement volume, increasing your profits
We can show you how you can position yourself optimally, reduce costs and increase EBIT whilst in a highly competitive environment.
Dr. Frank Wierlemann and Michael Strohschneider are at your disposal for any questions concerning procurement and SCM consulting in the consumer goods industry, as well as to help you develop solutions for your individual needs.