UKWSL is a leading waste management broker covering the United Kingdom. As a brokerage, they are able to source the best-fit service provider for each of its clients, offering sustainable and cost-effective solutions for all waste streams.
As a brokerage, UKWSL outsources its waste management and collection processing. This model has resulted in a multitude of complex supplier contracts which were inconsistent and lacking in efficiency. The decision was taken to review all their incumbent suppliers with a view to reduce, not only costs, but also the number of suppliers to streamline efficiency.
With no internal procurement team, UKWSL lacked the knowledge, resource and data to be able to take on such a complex review and possible renegotiations or tender process. They were also concerned about the potential impact on service delivery and existing supplier relations.
They appointed eXceeding at the very start of this process – the review stage – and we worked with them to engage with their UK supply chain, identify their more critical suppliers in each region and offer them the opportunity to become preferred suppliers. The result was not only cost reduction, but also internal cost avoidance and an optimised model for suppliers and customers.
We identified 3 key challenges which needed to be addressed as part of the project:
Too many suppliers
This made it increasingly difficult to manage and incurred high internal overheads.
There was a need to standardise this amongst suppliers.
Strategic supplier relationships
These were needed to be established with a small number of key suppliers.
eXceeding agreed a ‘risk and reward’ model with UKWSL, offering to work on the basis that part of our fee would be paid from the savings generated. We conducted a review of all suppliers, identified opportunities for consolidation, to reduce cost and management time and delivered consistent contract terms across the supply chain.
UKWSL made substantial reductions in the complexity of its supply chain whilst also improving cost and service delivery. The reduced model is much more efficient to manage and has also provided a cost effective delivery model to secure numerous new national contracts.
eXceeding’s team has since provided recommendations of a transition strategy, along with contract negotiation support on a strategic IT project.