What we do

The result is released cash, flexibility and control through a leaner & streamlined operation with less repetitive activity, needing less management – based on right costing.

Utilizing a preferred supplier pool consisting of a collection of pre-selected, audited and reliable global Tier-2 material and components suppliers.

We secure documented and real sustainability without extra cost.

Step 1 – Audit Phase

Starting with an as-is analysis of current cost, processes and your sourcing set-up, we get to know your brand, your visions and goals as well as weak-spots and potential risks.

Based on this clear understanding of “what is”, we define the project scope most in line with your company’s ambitions, values and challenges. In our experience of over 45 projects with global brands these are to

  • release cash, reduce cost and free up working capital
  • secure real sustainability
  • reduce the workload, improve processes
  • establish full transparency and control
  • facilitate partnerships with audited and reliable suppliers
  • standardize and bundle components
  • allow for reliable future planning and forecasting

Step 2 – Negotiation Phase

We specialize in improving your Tier 2 supplier set up, securing control over processes and products as well as transparency of all related cost and quality through:

Open Costing

Only true knowledge of which components go into your products and at what cost, put you in a position to negotiate right prices with vendors. We say right, because we believe in a fair calculation based on the simple addition of direct cost (fabric, trims, labor and overhead) and indirect cost (margin and other operational cost) but without leaving room for inflated trim prices, wastage and other hidden cost factors.

Supplier Pool

We negotiate on your behalf strategic nominations of long-term partnerships with Tier 2 suppliers from our supplier pool.

Your brand profits from improved delivery, payment and stock keeping terms as well as top level contacts and ongoing support in new developments.

Risk management module

We help you to proactively prepare your brand for damages which may occur because of future events, to identify impending risks as well as to implement fast and effective responses and avoidance strategies.

Companies which thrive are those who prioritize critical analysis of their internal and external structures, which analyze their current strengths and weaknesses, identify the vulnerable links in the supply chain, and build strategies to create resilient, agile, and controlled organizations – for the immediate and long-term future.

Preparation for renegotiation

We help you to strengthen your brand’s position for renegotiation with your Tier 1 manufacturing base leading to an additional immediate cost reduction and allowing future growth to have amplified impact.

Then we establish actions to:

  • release cash, reduce cost and free up working capital
  • secure real sustainability
  • reduce the workload, improve processes
  • establish full transparency and control
  • facilitate partnerships with audited and reliable suppliers

Step 3 – Secure the value

How are results achieved?

How do we make sure that the outlined benefits and cost reductions are achieved? We stay.

Part of our implementation phase is:

  • Transition / set-up support with the new partners on Tier 2 supplier level
  • Order analysis
  • Monitoring with frequent reporting to the brand
  • Support with Tier 1 renegotiation