We are procurement efficiency and business consultancy experts delivering sustainable and measurable savings whilst highlighting opportunities to increase your profitability. We have the resources to help you to reduce costs; enhance quality and service delivery; improve supplier relationships; assess your internal processes; meet compliance targets and demonstrate to other stakeholders that you are achieving best value. We will also introduce a few unique and bespoke business solutions which aren ’t readily available on the market for you to consider.

You will be in control of the process and decision making from start to finish. SCA Business Consultancy ’ s business model is to win your trust through great project delivery. Matching proven suppliers to the needs of your business is a core part of the SCA Business Consultancy process.

SCA Business Consultancy, although a small team we have worldwide representation with career expertise, current market knowledge, leverage, and resource. They currently influence considerable purchasing expenditure and achieve savings in categories of spend that are core to us and potentially non-core to you. Do you have this level of category specific expertise in these indirect costs in your business? Equally, do you have the time or resource available for such activities?

We are an extension of what you do now, not an alternative. We provide comparative data and our product and market knowledge allow us to execute at pace. SCA Business Consultancy has access to prices paid by many other organisations, which you don ’t have, we then use this data to negotiate, specifically on your behalf. We have expertise in those areas of expense that are far down your priority list and so we can get those looked at without affecting the programme for your department. A good way to think of it is we offer resource to supplement your own department.

Our dedicated team will essentially do all of the research and analysis whilst also working with you to implement the actions you have approved. In a nutshell, you don ’t need budget or resource to engage our services. If anything, think of us as an extension of your team, so we will be providing the required time and energy to generate savings in your business.

Some clients had the same opinion but chose to work with us anyway to take advantage of our market knowledge and approach. In this case, our involvement could serve as an audit report on your own results – and is totally risk free. This can help to give you peace of mind that you are getting the best deals but equally, a fresh set of eyes could help to identify new opportunities for savings, so you lose nothing but could stand to gain a great deal.

This varies by spend category, but usually within 6-12 weeks you will have new purchasing options to act upon. Suppliers ’ contract terms may affect this.

No – quite the contrary. The Recommendations Report is the start of the most important part of a project. SCA Business Consultancy experts help you evaluate the options; introduce you to alternative suppliers; and ensure any changes are implemented smoothly.

No – over 60% of SCA Business Consultancy projects result in the client getting better service and lower prices from their existing suppliers.

SCA Business Consultancy will monitor and report on actual savings and service delivery usually for the next 24 months. Detailed Supply Audit Reports are prepared monthly, quarterly, or biannually as you require. These report on service and quality levels, check prices, detect refunds and credits due and demonstrate actual savings. These reports will be valuable to you in proving to your colleagues that costs are under control and that savings are genuine.

Yes – Several our clients prefer to work on this basis; however, it is your choice if you wish to remunerate SCA Business Consultancy on a fixed fee basis. Staged payments and hybrid solutions may also assist you with budgeting, we have a very open book policy to this.

SCA Business Consultancy has a simple fee structure tailored to each project based on % saved and to meet your needs regarding cash flow, budget years etc. The fundamental aim is to balance risk with reward. The more risk that you wish SCA Business Consultancy to take, the more that the fees will reflect this. On the consultancy side of the business, this will be very much reflected by the amount of work involved and what areas are being reviewed.

An in-depth review of your purchasing requires the support and ‘buyin ’ of all relevant stakeholders in your organisation. If the project is likely to affect any other stakeholders or their budgets then they should be involved in the project, or at least be kept informed.

SCA Business Consultancy commits to carry out the work as agreed until savings are found or until they confirm no savings are achievable. You provide access to the necessary data and personnel; act in a timely manner and pay SCA Business Consultancy invoices when due. You have the option to terminate a project at any time, but SCA Business Consultancy will be entitled to reimbursement for time expended or lost fees.

Identify which categories of cost or consultancy services that you would like us to review and confirm the annual spends and (if relevant) contract termination dates. A launch meeting with SCA Business Consultancy specialists will then be arranged and the project can get underway.

SCA Business Consultancy can provide whatever ongoing support you require under a fresh mutually beneficial fee arrangement. After the first 18-24 months or so, you will know the value you have derived from the project and what ongoing support you might require in the future.