your industry and the challenges you face are not static.

neither are we.

Our depth and breadth of industry expertise ensures we can deliver effective business results across a wide range of sectors. We work with forward-thinking businesses who want to collaborate closely and implement long-term sustainable improvements together.

consumer goods

Our team’s vast range of senior experience at consumer goods and retail businesses gives us a unique understanding of the sector’s challenges.

We help consumer products companies improve EBITDA by optimising cost structures and transforming sourcing functions.

value proposition

We also work with leading retailers to maximise commercial performance through buying better and improve value delivery throughout the product chain, from raw material to consumption and disposal. Combining our knowledge of retail operations as well as our experience with consumer products organisations allows us to optimize the entire value chain through alignment and collaboration.

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Consumer goods team

Our 4SCAN tool and data partnership with Mintec allows us to provide commercial insight and advice on your direct materials and/or ingredient sourcing / product formulations in order to enhance profitability from your supply chain, whilst protecting your customers and the consumers.

We use our 4RISK tool to proactively identify higher-risk suppliers within your value chain so you can develop mitigation strategies that safeguard your business.

We focus on indirect spend areas such as marketing, logistics, MRO and factory ops, using tools and benchmarks to recommend rapid and sustainable cost reduction across your organisation.

Our Control > Optimise > Transform framework of improvement levers and bespoke 4SPEND analytics service will identify and implement improvements to your operations that reduces risk while protecting or enhancing the offer to your customer or the consumer.

4C will help your business develop agile strategies for the provision of in-house indirect procurement across four key foundations: People, Process, Systems and Structure.

We can run procurement delivery for as many of your indirect spend categories as needed to help your business focus resources on commercial areas that have a greater impact on your growth and profitability. Often managed on a balanced scorecard approach, linked to commercial delivery, performance improvements and our relationship-based delivery, we take away the noise and give you back savings to re-invest in growth.

energy

Our team’s vast range of senior experience in the energy industry gives us a unique understanding of the sector’s challenges, rapidly changing nature and the need to balance cost savings with safety and compliance.

value proposition

Whether you are involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas, retail, integrated supply of energy or renewables, we will help your business deliver efficiencies in production, manage spend, contain costs and take advantage of new procurement technologies.

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Energy team

Insight-As-A-Service combines 4C’s procurement knowledge and energy industry expertise with cutting-edge data analytics powered by AI and machine learning. Our technology will allow your business to quickly identify opportunities to manage cost more effectively.

4C’s procurement, supply chain, business transformation, Lean and Six-Sigma experts, supported by project management and analysis specialists, use a range of customised tools to manage, track and deliver robust and sustainable savings programmes, while systematically reviewing opportunities on the demand and supply side.

Our expert teams, proven tools and methodology and third-party partners will help your business deliver effective and sustainable procurement transformation that achieve strategic goals for your people, processes and technology.

We can run procurement delivery for as many of your indirect spend categories as needed to help your business focus resources on operational areas that have a greater impact on your growth and profitability. Often managed on a balanced scorecard approach, linked to commercial delivery, performance improvements and our relationship-based delivery, we take away the noise and give you back savings to re-invest in growth.

financial services

4C’s Financial Services team’s extensive knowledge and C-Suite experience with financial organisations gives us a deep understanding of the sector’s statutory requirements, the industry-wide drive for innovation and the importance of customer, cost and culture.

value proposition

We help multinational banks, challenger companies and insurance providers improve profitability and productivity by creating more efficient and sustainable supply chains and providing valuable insights into risk remediation.

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Financial services team

Insight-As-A-Service combines 4C’s procurement knowledge and financial sector expertise with cutting-edge data analytics powered by AI and machine learning. Our technology helps clients to identify opportunities to manage cost. In addition, we help clients to manage their supply base effectively in line with regulatory requirements.

We focus on indirect spend areas such as IT, facilities management, consultancy and resource management using tools and benchmarks to recommend rapid and sustainable cost reduction across your organisation.

Our Control ?> Optimise > Transform framework of improvement levers and bespoke 4SPEND analytics service will identify and implement improvements to your operations that reduces risk while protecting or enhancing the offer to your customer or the consumer.

Our expert teams and proven tools and methodology will help your business deliver effective and sustainable transformations that achieve strategic goals for your people, processes and technology. We work with independent third-parties to examine supply chain risk and how best to deal with the latest statutory requirements.

4C and the Bank of England recently won the Go Award for Procurement Leadership as recognition of transformation across the Bank.

We can run procurement delivery for as many of your indirect spend categories as needed to help your business focus resources on operational areas and/or frontline services that have a greater impact on your growth and profitability. Often managed on a balanced scorecard approach, linked to commercial delivery, performance improvements and our relationship-based delivery, we take away the noise and give you back savings to re-invest in growth or other complementary services.

public sector

4C’s Public Sector team’s extensive knowledge and Chief Executive-level experience gives us a deep understanding of the sector’s rapidly changing nature, how to make the most of the opportunities that exist with the statutory regulations and the importance of customer, cost and culture.

value proposition

We help public sector organisations across Central Government, Local Authorities and the Health Sector improve front and back office services across their organisations. We also work with internal and external stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers to ensure total cost of ownership for the tax payer and the public purse.

4C are successfully on Consultancy 1, Consultancy2 and GCloud 11 frameworks.

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Public Sector team

Insight-As-A-Service combines 4C’s procurement knowledge and public sector expertise with cutting-edge data analytics powered by AI and machine learning. Our light-touch integration process will allow your business to quickly identify opportunities to manage cost more effectively.

We focus on indirect spend areas such as IT, facilities management, consultancy and resource management using tools and benchmarks to recommend rapid and sustainable cost reduction across your organisation.

Our Control > Optimise > Transform framework of improvement levers and bespoke 4SPEND analytics service will identify and implement improvements to your operations that reduces risk while protecting or enhancing the offer to your customer or the consumer.

We use a range of customised tools to manage, track and deliver robust and sustainable savings programmes, while systematically reviewing opportunities on the demand and supply side. Our familiarity with the OJEU process can deliver tangible cost efficiencies and more effective service delivery.

Our expert teams, proven tools and methodology and third-party partners will help your business deliver effective and sustainable procurement transformation that achieve strategic goals for your people, processes and technology.

We can run procurement delivery for as many of your indirect spend categories as needed to help your business focus resources on operational areas and/or frontline services that have a greater impact on your growth and profitability. Often managed on a balanced scorecard approach, linked to commercial delivery, performance improvements and our relationship-based delivery, we take away the noise and give you back savings to re-invest in growth.

retail

Our team combines extensive knowledge and experience with the latest process and technology innovations to provide our clients with transformative solutions and sustainable commercial outcomes. We focus on consumer, cost and culture to empower delivery of better results through innovative, new ways and approaches.

value proposition

We challenge the status quo to improve our customers’ proposition through better cost and margin outcomes. Our expertise lies in buying and ranging better through combining customer focus, data insights and commercial acumen at a pace beyond the reach of typical retail teams. Several decades of legacy in GNFR and supply chain management means that we are true experts in optimising cost to serve. We help businesses manage margin pressures and improve end-to-end supply chain processes, delivering hard hitting in-year savings with fees tied to the outcome to ensure our team is driven to achieve exceptional results.

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Retail team

Our 4Sight technology suite provides real-time access to market-leading analytics, allowing you to use the latest commercial insights to make fast, fact-based decisions to drive margin enhancement.

By applying our learning algorithms to your raw data, we generate clear, interactive visualisations of those insights, trends and opportunities that will:

  • inform your category strategies
  • lead supplier negotiations
  • support range planning
  • streamline reporting
  • help you celebrate your successes.

Finally, our project management and reporting suite ensures performance remains on track to deliver.

Our Retail team combines customer focus with fresh data insights to enable fact-based commercial decision making enabling us to advance our clients commercial capability to the next level. Our approaches include:

  • end-to-end value chain strategic sourcing
  • increasing competitive tension
  • driving value from long term supplier relationships
  • product engineering to release margin from the COGS base

With several decades of GNFR and supply chain management experience on our team we are true experts in optimising your cost to serve. We drive value by looking at:

  • end-to-end logistics flows
  • packaging reduction/optimisation from a whole margin approach – not just intake-margin
  • GNFR cost optimisation
  • inventory management to optimise working capital

We use data and insight-driven solutions to maximise your commercial effectiveness from buying activity and to optimise range, pricing and promotional effectiveness in COGS activity.

private equity

Our team creates value and EBITDA improvements in Private Equity, that go beyond cost savings and financial benefits. Our focus is on maximising working capital, margin improvements and EBITDA growth, using demand and supply levers to holistically manage spend.

value proposition

Spend management is a crucial element in all stages of the deal cycle and using a holistic approach to manage spend is quicker and more effective at achieving cost targets.  We conduct 360° reviews of all non-payroll spend and then work to rapidly address cost and increase value through our tried and tested two-prong approach of demand and supply levers. Our framework for managing, optimising, and re-engineering costs is focused on key cost angles, including product, demand, supply and organisation.

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Private Equity Team

Insight-As-A-Service combines 4C’s procurement knowledge and public sector expertise with cutting-edge data analytics powered by AI and machine learning. Our light-touch integration process will allow your business to quickly identify opportunities to manage cost more effectively.

We focus on indirect spend areas such as IT, facilities management, consultancy and resource management using tools and benchmarks to recommend rapid and sustainable cost reduction across your organisation.

Our Control ?> Optimise > Transform framework of improvement levers and bespoke 4SPEND analytics service will identify and implement improvements to your operations that reduces risk while protecting or enhancing the offer to your customer or the consumer.

We can run procurement delivery for as many of your indirect spend categories as needed to help your business focus resources on operational areas and/or frontline services that have a greater impact on your growth and profitability. Often managed on a balanced scorecard approach, linked to commercial delivery, performance improvements and our relationship-based delivery, we take away the noise and give you back savings to re-invest in growth or other complementary services.

We can run procurement delivery for as many of your indirect spend categories as needed to help your business focus resources on commercial areas that have a greater impact on your growth and profitability. Often managed on a balanced scorecard approach, linked to commercial delivery, performance improvements and our relationship-based delivery, we take away the noise and give you back savings to re-invest in growth.