“The value that the consultants brought to our company goes far beyond the cost savings they achieved. In particular, we felt that Keith and Sue actually became part of our team as opposed to simply acting on behalf of us. In categories where we encountered issues, the took the hassle away from us, working hard to resolve any issues behind the scenes. The level of detail the consultants provided was astounding and they were fantastic at keeping suppliers accountable.”
The first thing we do is to listen to you. Our aim is to get a good understanding of your business and your priorities.
We then work with you to deliver against your objectives. In practice, this could mean reducing cost. It could mean consolidating suppliers or reducing supply chain time. It could mean generating cash to help your business fund its growth.
In more than 50% of our projects, our clients retain the incumbent. And as the client, you remain 100% in control of all decision making. Only this time, you’re making that call based on independent data and impartial advice.
ERA’s experts were previously Company Directors or Senior Management in their respective fields. This expert industry-specific knowledge means that you can have access to a level of expertise equivalent or superior to that of your suppliers and experience in the minutiae of the contracts.
ERA is continually testing the market in terms of prices and services and has unique insight into the supplier base and what prices, products, and services are available to you. You can also access the time and expertise of our entire organisation and over 100 category specialists, on a project by project basis as required.
While we are an influential force within the supply chain, we are immune to influence from suppliers. We have the ability to approach the whole market on your behalf, unrestricted by agreements or preferred suppliers.
Tailored supply audit reports prove savings and provide insight and visibility that allow costs to be managed down, and suppliers held to account.
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Expense Reduction Analysts UK Ltd
We provide better management information and improved visibility of the supply chain
You remain in control of the decision making
We can provide expert help across a wide variety of cost areas, adding value to your contract negotiations on a short, medium, or long term basis – right when you need it.
We cover a broad range of cost areas. Some of these can be highly strategic and business critical areas for our clients, but we’re also expert in a wide range of indirect spend areas, where organisations rarely have particular category expertise in most indirect spend areas. We recognise that for most organisations it is not cost effective to have the depth of expertise that our people have day-to-day. That’s why our service is designed to bring in the relevant specialists at the right times.
Actionable insight to run your business more efficiently
Our experienced consultants have the experience, tools and processes to help you run a competitive tender.
Our experienced specialists use forensic style tactics and detailed analysis to pore over tender submissions. Our practical market experience helps you to position your needs correctly into the marketplace so that you get the right results. Your objective may be improved SLA’s, supplier consolidation or improved prices. Ours will always be to ensure you don’t need to compromise on quality or service to achieve the best value.
ERA are procurement efficiency experts delivering sustainable, measurable savings. We have the resources to help you to reduce costs; enhance quality and service delivery; improve supplier relationships; assess your internal processes; meet compliance targets and demonstrate to other stakeholders that you are achieving best value.
Anyone can reduce costs by buying cheap inferior products. How can I be sure that ERA are not just doing this?
You will be in control of the process and decision making from start to finish. ERA’s business model is to win your trust through great project delivery. Matching proven suppliers to the needs of your business is a core part of the ERA process.
No – quite the contrary. The Recommendations Report is the start of the most important part of a project. ERA experts help you evaluate the options; introduce you to alternative suppliers; and ensure any changes are implemented smoothly.
ERA commits to carry out the work as agreed until savings are found or until they confirm no savings are achievable (no savings/no fee basis). You provide access to the necessary data and personnel; act in a timely manner and pay ERA invoices when due. You have the option to terminate a project at any time but ERA will be entitled to reimbursement for time expended or lost fees.
Identify which categories of cost you would like ERA to review and confirm the annual spends and (if relevant) contract termination dates. A launch meeting with ERA specialists will then be arranged and the project can get underway.
ERA can provide whatever ongoing support you require under a fresh mutually beneficial fee arrangement. After the first 18-24 months or so, you will know the value you have derived from the project and what ongoing support you might require in the future.