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17.04.12 – With a turnover of 24 million euros in financial year 2011, business consultancy Inverto almost matches previous year’s record high and is optimistic about the future

Procurement and supply chain management are currently being shaped by the volatile economic situation and contradictory consumer requirements

Owner-managed business consultancy Inverto remains firmly on track. The specialist in procurement and supply chain management generated a turnover of around 24 million euros worldwide, thus almost matching the previous year’s all-time high. At the end of 2011, Inverto employed 115 staff, 20 of whom were located at the company’s sites worldwide. Financial year 2012 got off to a promising start for the consultancy: “We are continuing to implement comprehensive projects in the retail, mechanical engineering and automotive supply segments,” reports Inverto Managing Partner Frank Wierlemann. The company has also won new customers in the banking sector and further increased customer numbers in the UK and Switzerland, in particular. Inverto also opened a new branch office in Vienna in February. “At the moment, we are primarily supporting companies with restructuring measures and raw materials management,” says Inverto Managing Partner Markus Bergauer. The volatile economic situation is currently presenting a number of challenges for procurement and supply chain management: “Organizations have to be fit enough to continue to function effectively during periods of considerable economic fluctuation or recession.” He says that buyers and supply chain managers are also increasingly encountering contradictory consumer requirements. While the trend toward “low-cost buying” continues unabated, customers are also demanding better performance and more transparency and sustainability when it comes to procurement processes. Inverto believes that procurement and supply chain management will play a key role in the economy this decade.

“We are very pleased with the way the company developed in the last financial year. This includes the experienced new partners who joined the management team, the addition of supply chain management to our portfolio, and ongoing personnel development measures,” says Bergauer. “Our solid, internally driven growth course and transparent company structure are proving their worth. They enable us to offer customers a consistently high quality of advice,” explains Wierlemann. For mid-sized – often family-run – companies and large corporations alike, this is a key criterion in the decision to work with consultants.

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