Maillefer is the global leader in wire, cable, pipe and tube production technologies. They offer over 50 technologies and widest services portfolio in the industry to cover nearly 20 applications. From Maillefer, clients can always get the best technical fit and value – from a single component to a complete factory – to match their lifecycle needs. Their clientele includes large manufacturers, industry newcomers and small, niche businesses.
When spare parts or service components are required, Maillefer’s clients require fast and reliable service to keep production lines running. Following the implementation of a, successful freight project with Expense Reduction Analysts in Finland, Maillefer SA, with a manufacturing centre in Ecublens, Canton Vaud, invited Expense Reduction Analysts to review their global express and small parcel operations in Switzerland.
Spread across four incumbent suppliers, Maillefer’s annual spend for this service was CHF 183,600. The challenge for Expense Reduction Analysts was to find savings whilst maintaining or improving the already high levels of customer service.
After a rigorous market evaluation, Expense Reduction Analysts recommended condensing all express and small parcel volumes on to one supplier, delivering savings of over 40%, or approximately CHF 76,700 per year. Furthermore, in addition to the significant lowering of direct costs, reducing the supplier base from four to one would enable Maillefer to save valuable management time by having fewer supplier review meetings.
Philippe Moeschler, the Operations Director in Ecublens said: “We were very pleasantly surprised at the results of working with Expense Reduction Analysts. They have helped us dramatically reduce our expenditure on express and small parcels, whilst at the same time maintaining the high standards of service our clients require. They have also simplified our operations. We now have only one supplier to manage and can focus more time on our core activities.”
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