Our proven methodology

With the UK firmly embedded in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way we live and work, the need for an organisation’s procurement function to embrace new ideas and technologies within their supply chain has never been greater.



First Look

It is not uncommon when we first engage with an organisation that they believe that their procurement and consultancy is under control, and any improvements we could achieve would be insignificant and not worth pursuing. Many organisations believe that as long as the spend is within budget and the supplier is delivering in accordance with the contract and service level agreement, then all is well.



This is a natural response, and we fully understand this initial reaction. However, without independent benchmarking and validation of pricing and service level arrangements, it’ s impossible to know if you are receiving value for money or investing in the right technology.


Common Issues

From our 20 years of experience, organisations are typically overpaying for goods and services by up to 50% whilst missing out on innovation opportunities to increase their profitability at the same time. If addressed correctly, this can have a positive impact on the organisation’s performance


SCA Business Consultancy has been helping businesses since 2004. We are a leading business consultancy, offering strategic advice and practical methods which optimize supplier relationships. As highlighted, we have people with experience gained during long careers at a senior level in their areas, and we use this experience to advise businesses on how to get the best deal from suppliers.

We help to:

  • Improve internal processes.
  • Manage supplier relationships.
  • Benchmark prices.
  • Conduct tendering exercises.
  • Integrate and identify new suppliers.


We then stay with our clients for the long term, conducting regular invoice audits. This ensures that we maximize the savings we identify and keep prices in check for the long term. The majority of our work is done outside of your office environment. Our processes, resources, and systems ensure minimal impact on your internal resources. We monitor supplier performance throughout a time frame aligned with the supply contract to ensure that all the savings are realized, sustained, and even improved over time. 

Throughout the process, we collaborate with you on a fully transparent basis, allowing you to retain control of all the key aspects of the engagement. The first thing we do is to listen to you. Our aim is to get a good understanding of your business and your priorities. 

We then work with you to deliver against your objectives. In practice, this could mean reducing costs. It could mean consolidating suppliers or reducing supply chain time. It could mean generating cash to help your business fund its growth


We typically begin by reviewing your spending; a thorough analytical view of who is buying what, where and for how much. We do this with minimal interference or resource at your end; we take copies of all your invoices in a certain cost area for the past 12 months.

This analysis always throws up some interesting patterns that clients were unaware of before. Our objective analysis uncovers anomalies, spots trends in spending and identifies opportunities to save.


Once we have completed the initial part of our project, what truly sets us apart is our ongoing audit service which keeps you on track over the engagement period, ensuring cost reductions that have been identified are realized and compliance with the agreed plan is being achieved.

Our expert specialists utilize our systems and tools where they can identify pricing errors, anomalous spending patterns and offcontract purchasing. This skilled expertise in implementation and ongoing measurement is recognized by our clients as a crucial aspect of our support, that delivers realized benefits for the long term.


In more than 50% of our projects, our clients retain the incumbent. And as the client, you remain 100% in control of all decision making. Only this time, you’re making that call based on independent data and impartial advice.


It really is possible to purchase the same products and services more cost effectively when you bring to bear our experience, specialist expertise and supply chain influence.

Our mission is always to deliver value to our clients. That’s why you can expect the following from a relationship with SCA Business Consultancy:

  • We seek to help you achieve the best possible value from the
    supply chain
  • We never compromise the quality of goods purchased.
  • We never compromise on service levels.
  • We deliver financial savings, enhanced service levels and improved
    supplier contracts
  • You then make decisions from a position of knowledge.
  • You remain in control of those decisions at all times.