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.
We found the Recentes staff to be extremely hands-on, both in their quest for our debtors and auditing of our supplier contributions. They moved almost silently around the organisation in order to collect all the necessary data and information, without the buyers or administration department feeling this to be an extra burden. It's also ideal that they can be very flexibly deployed, allowing us to call in Recentes at those times when they are most relevant.
Corine Duchenne-Reijnierseformerly Director Business ControlMaxeda DIY
A major intervention in the processes
A supermarket group
Forward Buying is a controversial retail concept. Buyers apply temporarily lower purchasing prices in order to accumulate extra stock; and stores often follow suit. Suppliers make attempts to counter the process, though often against better judgement. But what if the purchasing system could prevent Forward Buying in the future? How can you then safeguard the vital extra margin?
A leading retailer is to implement a new ERP system, which will have major consequences for those processes that place purchase orders with suppliers. From now on, the purchasing volumes will be more or less automatically calculated instead of being determined off the balance sheet.
This major intervention in the ordering processes may deprive retailers of great advantages, due to them no longer being able to buy stock at discounted prices. This system is referred to as “forward buying”: purchases made at discounted prices are partially sold at regular prices, thus generating extra margin.
The client requires assistance in calculating the old versus the new [...]