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Developing an industrial blueprint & driving efficiency in operations.

Developing an industrial blueprint & driving efficiency in operations.

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Developing an industrial blueprint & driving efficiency in operations.
The Client was an International Chemicals Company headquartered in Europe with applications in several industries from Aerospace to Coatings.

The Context

The client’s continued external growth through Mergers & Acquisitions compounded the challenges encountered with the inclusion of additional operating models, which could impact the opportunities for best practice & resource sharing between the manufacturing plants

We selected a medium-sized lean expert over our usual incumbents. And we are getting the same quality for half the cost.

~Director Supply Chain

The Challenge

The client was looking for support to define the principles to optimize the manufacturing and supply chain organizations.

The Mandate

  • Help the client scope the work to be done, prepare the RFP and source 4-5 specialized consulting firms with relevant experience in both Supply Chain and Chemicals.
  • Analyze how a portion of success-based fees could be incorporated.

The Results

  • Consulting Quest Sourced Global Mid Sized Providers with Strong Expertise. The Chosen Provider was 50% Less Expensive than Incumbents and within budget.
  • The Payback was recorded within the same year with recurring efficiency gains 10x the costs.

50%

Less Expensive than Competitors

10x

ROI

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Implementing Change Management to embrace a new strategy

Implementing Change Management to embrace a new strategy

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Implementing Change Management to embrace a new strategy
The client was an international company headquartered in the USA, operating in the consumer care industry.

The Context

Following the appointment of a new leader for the business the company decided to manage with very distinct strategies and resource allocation the commodity and the specialty part of the business. The organization was redesigned to align with this endeavor.

The consulting team did a great job helping all of us to migrate in the new set-up.

~EVP Head of Consumer Care

The Challenge

The client wanted some consulting support to ensure a proper buy-in, reduce the transition phase and accelerate the ramp-up of the new organization.

The Mandate

  • Support the scoping and the RFP Process. Identify boutique Consulting Firms with relevant experience in organizational transformation and consumer packaged goods.

The Results

  • Consulting Quest Sourced Global Mid Sized Providers with Strong Expertise. The Chosen Provider was 50% Less Expensive than Incumbents and within budget.
  • The Payback was recorded within the same year with recurring efficiency gains 10x the costs.

30%

Lower than budgeted

90%

Satisfaction from internal teams at the end of the project

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Analyzing the Reconfiguration of the Value Chain post Oil Crisis

Analyzing the Reconfiguration of the Value Chain post Oil Crisis

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Analyzing the Reconfiguration of the Value Chain post Oil Crisis
The Client was an International Company headquartered in the US operating in the Energy Sector.

The Context

The client had a significant part of their business in the Unconventional Oil & Gas (horizontal drilling, fracking, deep water, …). They wanted to refresh their understanding of the stimulation segment to feed their strategy and identify potential new opportunities for their products and services.

Great Project. Useful insights. This new consulting firm was a nice catch.

~EVP Strategy O&G

The Challenge

The Analysis should cover the evolution of the value chain, the strategies of the stakeholders, the evolution of the value pools as part of an outside process. The main Focus was on the depth of expertise in the well-stimulation techniques, in the US-market.

The Mandate

  • Support the RFP process and source Strategy Consulting Firms with deep expertise in Unconventional O&G supported by relevant references.

The Results

  • Consulting Quest sourced Providers with Strong Expertise in Well-Stimulation and Strategy.
  • The selected Provider was 50% less Expensive than Incumbents and within budget.
  • The project aligned all stakeholders on a shared understanding of the value chain.

50%

Less Expensive than Competitors

100%

Stakeholders aligned on the understanding of the value chain

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Optimizing and Outsourcing Raw Material Tail Spend

Optimizing and Outsourcing Raw Material Tail Spend

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Optimizing and Outsourcing Raw Material Tail Spend
The Client was an international Manufacturing Company Headquartered in Europe providing specialty formulations with applications in several industries from personal care to lubricants.

The Context

The company had been historically focused on specialties, placing raw materials sourcing and competitiveness as a second priority. Top raw materials had been thoroughly optimized but the company was facing some headwinds and pressure on the more commoditized part of the portfolio and is looking for additional sustainable savings. In addition, exchange rate variations and trade wars could significantly impact the supply and demand balance and competitive landscape. And the company was looking for alternatives.

Support to find expert consulting firms was extremely useful

~VP Purchasing

The Challenge

The purchasing team had to develop a plan to deliver significant results in raw materials savings for the years to come.

The Mandate

  • Support the RFP elaboration and Source trustworthy global consulting firms with strong expertise in both Procurement and Chemicals to provide a diagnosis of the situation, design a plan to capture the savings and support the implementation by handling the negotiations as a temporary workforce.

The Results

  • Consulting Quest sourced Three Global Providers with Very Niche Expertise and helped Shape Performance-Based Fees.
  • Fees were 50% lower than expected budget.
  • The client achieved payback within the same calendar year with a 4-time ROI.

50%

Less Expensive than budgeted

4x

ROI in the 1st year

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Defining Where to Play and How to Win in Fintech

Defining Where to Play and How to Win in Fintech

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Defining Where to Play and How to Win in Fintech
The client was a technology company partially state-owned headquartered in the Middle East providing services and solutions to private and governmental organizations.

The Context

As part of the Fintech development strategy in the region to reduce oil dependency, the company wants to identify opportunities in Fintech to become a key partner to the financial ecosystem.

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~Mr X

The Challenge

The company decided to create a dedicated unit targeting the Fintech space. The next step was to design a strategy, assessing potential opportunities and how to win on the most attractive ones.

The Mandate

  • Support the scoping of the project, prepare and run the RFP process and identify reliable small strategy consulting firms located in Fintech Hubs fitting a stringent set of requirements.

The Results

  • Consulting Quest sourced 3 companies with reputed experience and thought leadership in the domain based in the US and Europe.
  • The outcome of the project served as a base for the launch of the unit.

100%

Support on RFP and bid preparation

3

Fintech Reputed Consulting Firms sourced

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