We are business controllers, specialised in supplier conditions and sets of conditions. We apply our financial know-how to structurally improve your purchasing processes and results, rendering them manageable.
Over the past few years, the Recentes men have played an extremely important role for C1000, for instance in terms of supplier conditions and working capital control. I have grown to appreciate each and everyone of them as extremely dedicated, results-oriented and expert men. In other words, you can depend on Recentes!
Yvonne Tiberiusformerly Head of Business ControllingC1000 BV
Better registration was proven to give significant results
A non-food retailer with 97% name awareness
A leading international chain of stores (a franchise organisation with a rapidly changing seasonal range) and a good consumer reputation, was unaware of large sums of money lying neglected with suppliers. Recentes helped unearth this money while also implementing structural changes.
An international chain of stores, with its head offices in central Netherlands and a number of distribution centres, has a central purchasing department. Moreover, individual stores and also the distribution centres make independent purchases. Due to this spread of purchasing and the long history of the organisation, purchasing contracts are not strictly controlled. The quality of the contracts varies considerably, and compliance with contractual agreements often plays second fiddle to the day-to-day commercial affairs.
Recentes came into contact with this organisation and proposed an audit of the conditions of recent years. The assessment would determine whether all purchasing conditions revenue had been received and whether suppliers had accounted for the full (decentralised) purchasing value.
During my period as Purchasing Manager and as Unit Manager at C1000, I came to know Jaap, Gerrit, Klaas and Robert as dedicated 'accountants', who took an enthusiastic and serious attitude in their search for issues which would help us strongly improve results already achieved and future results, within the C1000 commercial team. Working together with these colleagues, which is what they felt like, was always full of enthusiasm and a great degree of results orientation. Controllers are not often the favourite colleagues for commercial staff, but these men went around their business in such a way that it was a pleasure to work with them.