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Consumer goods procurement consulting

Consumer Goods Industry

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 10 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.

 

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 (frank.wierlemann@inverto.com) and Michael Strohschneider (michael.strohschneider@inverto.com) 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.

Projects

INVERTO supports COMPO EXPERT in the optimization of direct and indirect spend

mymuesli GmbH: Increasing company value by optimising procurement processes

NORDSEE – making cleaning services standardised and transparent with INVERTO’s expertise



Current releases of the category Consumer goods

How to optimize the procurement of services and professionally manage the relationship with service providers

What our clients say about us


Thomas Pfeiffer, Head of Product Development at willhaben.at

„Together with INVERTO, we have achieved a result that we did not think possible at the beginning of the project. The overall package of tender preparation, service provider workshops and rounds of negotiations at top management level has raised our hosting landscape to a new level of price performance. I thoroughly recommend working with INVERTO.“

Dr. Jürgen Wickl, Managing Director of Styria Media IT

„By preparing a functional specification, we managed to advertise requirements in a tailored way. INVERTO’s orientation towards precise customer requirements and benchmarks as well as professional negotiations has contributed significantly to the success of this project. The close involvement of employees in this structured tender process is an additional bonus, and something which will benefit us in years to come.“

Siniša Mitrović, mag.oec., Managing director, Styria Tiskara Zagreb

„Due to the flexibility of the team, we managed to receive additional offers from suppliers and hence increase competition between existing suppliers. Through centralization of our former pick-up locations in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina we managed to reduce the operational work for our employees. Furthermore, this centralization led to a huge additional revenue from our waste paper business. The project work with INVERTO was very professional and made this great result possible.“

Marc Lamure, Director, Montagu Private Equity Associates LLP

„INVERTO has helped D.O.R.C. with the professionalization of the procurement organization and accompanied the supplier negotiations for various products and services. By implementing new processes and working with procurement staff, the achieved savings enhance sustainability and will result in a more profitable organization.“

Erwan Quemener, Purchasing Director, Chassis Brakes International

„INVERTO helped us in raising undreamed-of sources of savings in both direct material and indirect material areas. They did not only identify these potentials but they supported us in the implementation phase with a great professionalism.“

Nick Gerrard, CFO, MID Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

„INVERTO’s market and product knowledge have been invaluable in helping the Trust deliver substantial cost savings in a short space of time. They have the ability to talk the clinicians language, optimise the procurement process and deliver a result the trust could not have achieved itself.“

Bart Stubbe, Vice President of Purchasing LINPAC Group

„INVERTO are assisting LINPAC since early 2008 in transitioning from a decentralised to a category purchasing structure, bringing sourcing expertise, skilled resources, technology and methodology to recognise, create and release value to the company.“


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