transformation and cost reduction programme for leading european retailer

  • business challenge

    The board hired 4C to run a holistic transformation of the GFR procurement function covering sourcing processes, strategic category planning and savings delivery. GFR included hardgoods, textiles and food procurement.

  • our approach

    We undertook a full spend diagnostic to understand buying cycles, maturity of procurement execution and process effectiveness. We carried out a deep-dive at category and sub-category level followed by thorough opportunity validation process.

  • our findings

    4SPEND allowed our teams to identify in each category multiple projects from short-term cash collection to long-term value delivery with an unprecedented accuracy and efficiently.

value delivered

New global procurement structure aligning all entities, full process redesign and upskilling of procurement community (200+ employees)

Advanced should-cost modelling enabling greater negotiating leverage and increased savings

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