general merchandise & diy
Supply chains from the largest retailers to the smallest brands have been tested like never before. The sector has seen unprecedented challenges in recent years with boom or bust levels of un-forecasted demand and a wide range of supply disruption because of raw material shortages, pricing volatility, container and driver availability and of course freight costs. These circumstances have left retailers looking at their supply chains and sourcing strategies assessing whether they fit to meet future customer needs.
Our retail specialists support clients helping them to understand the key drivers of margin across their trading ranges. Our data-driven approach enables trading teams to make fact-based decisions that deliver sustainable margin improvement outcomes.
We help retail businesses build resilient procurement, buying and supply chain strategies that deliver real bottom line margin improvement by helping them better understand their end-to-end cost to serve and margin performance. We bring a wealth of practical retail experience from a wide range of retail sectors, working collaboratively with your teams, sitting side by side with them, to deliver long term value to your business.
From diagnostic through to implementation and benefits realisation, our data-driven approach enables us to demonstrate real value. We help retailers visualise the core drivers of GFR margin and supply chain performance and the insights we generate help us build and deliver solutions that provide clients with levels of knowledge and insight they rarely have in-house. We help clients operate more efficiently and compete more effectively by controlling costs, improving how they operate their processes and opening opportunities for growth.
Our depth of practical experience combined with data-driven technology means we know when to apply tried-and-tested solutions that deliver significant results for both retailers and manufacturers. Our team are on hand to tackle the challenges facing general merchandise and DIY retailers, providing future-proof solutions and delivery expertise to retailers and brands to support them in their quest to stay relevant and be profitable while continuing to excite customers.
Our retail specialists understand how to deploy the range of demand and supply side levers that can be utilised to deliver margin growth and cost reduction while embedding the skills and processes into your buying team to ensure performance is sustainable.
Our proven expertise has delivered EBITDA improvement across most GFR categories and our hands-on, data-driven approach empowers retail buyers to negotiate with confidence while manufacturers recognise and realise opportunities for sustainable revenue growth.
Andrew Davidson has 20 years of experience in direct and indirect buying, managing high performing buying teams, delivering significant cost reduction and margin improvement programs for a range of complex clients.
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