4C Asia Office

4C in Shanghai want to understand more about your organisation’s commercial and supply-chain challenges and can share experienced procurement insights for the region.

China is a $10+ trillion economy and continues to grow at around 7% annually. In the last 30 years, it has reshaped the global economy and not least as the dominant manufacturing hub for most of Europe’s supply chains. As seen in Chinese macro-strategies like ‘Made in China 2025’ and the ‘One Belt One Road (OBOR)’ initiative, China drives to be the central pivot on which the developing Asian continent will rest upon as globalisation continues. The commercial challenges and opportunities of East-West bilateral trade are therefore only going to become greater and more complex and it is these changes that will fundamentally impact whether a future business will rise or fall.

After supporting clients in the Far East for years, 4C have now established a business in China; adding our Shanghai location to London and Amsterdam. From China, we can better support our European clients by providing experienced, on-the-ground resource in the region and further extend our services locally to businesses that want to utilise our experts in Europe to support their commercial growth.

For companies looking for EBITDA improvement and cost reduction:

Rapid spend diagnostics to give full visibility of end to end supply chain costs
Purpose built GFR cost modelling tools to help identify cost inefficiencies
Sourcing strategy development to drive and implement profit improvements at pace
Industry experts work alongside your team to drive GNFR category savings and strategies

For companies looking to improve their global sourcing effectiveness:

Comprehensive capability assessments focused on people, process, tools and systems
4C identify operational improvements using best-in-class EU practices and benchmarks
We bridge the gap between European expertise and local on-the-ground resource
We implement change and improvement alongside your existing sourcing function
Working with you to build an effective supplier relationship management programme

For organisations expanding their operations in Europe via acquisitions:

4C utilises local client-side resources and an expert target-side (EU) delivery team
Pre-deal; we enhance deal validation via procurement due diligence and spend analysis
Post-acquisition; we build 100-day savings plan to rapidly remove inefficiencies and costs
Pre-sale; we enhance EBITDA improvement to maximise exit returns

To have a coffee or discussion with the new 4C Associates team in Asia please contact Sebastian.macdonald@4cassociates.com  | +86 186 217 89 330 | WeChat: seb.macdonald