Volatile price developments and growing cost pressure present companies in many industries with the challenge of continuously reviewing their own cost structures and achieving improvements there. Agility plays a central role here: those who can realign their processes along the value chain at short notice according to changing framework conditions will also be better able to cope with critical situations in the future.

However, two factors should not be underestimated here: On the one hand, the rapid speed at which the transformation of industrial markets is taking place and in which technological leaps and new business models based on them have to be taken into account. And on the other hand, the fact that many classic cost-cutting levers such as purchasing or automation have already been exhausted by constant cost optimisation or are working too slowly. Therefore, new procedures and instruments are needed with which it is possible to raise efficiency potentials faster than before.

ROI-EFESO supports companies with a pragmatic and substantive approach to reduce costs in production, supply chain management and indirect areas

With tried and tested approaches, methods and measures, we are able to quickly identify potentials and formulate optimisation approaches. This can address different areas such as inbound and intralogistics (Inventory Cost Program), product development (Value & Cost Engineering) or manufacturing (Industry 4.0 Instant Payback). Our range of services includes:

  1. Cost reduction approach: combination of cost reduction levers for industry
  2. Zero Base Organization: redesign of the organisation industry
  3. CoVid-19 Response: Six action areas to realign to a world of recurring shocks
  4. High Speed Adaptation: The ROI-EFESO Programme for Cost Reduction in Volatile Industrial Markets
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Case Studies

Mastering the turnaround. Good balance sheets can create comfort zones. Responding to attacks from competitors? Increasing flexibility in the event of fluctuations in demand? Maybe in five years. If the threat is then suddenly particularly major and acute, many companies prefer to react with drastic measures in one or a few places. This is usually not sustainable. But there are other ways to do this, as a ROI-EFESO project for restructuring a company in the plant and mechanical engineering sector shows. The company tackled all the urgently needed changes and thus returned to the road to success.

Case Studies

Cost transformation from premium to volume provider. Mass manufacturers who expand their product portfolio into higher price segments are not uncommon. A premium manufacturer of refrigeration appliances, on the other hand, takes the opposite approach. What seems banal from a technological point of view is an enormous challenge from a cost perspective. ROI-EFESO accompanied the company in this demanding transformation project.