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
Harmonisation and maximum results
Two top-5 food retailers
A Joint Buying Operation (JBO) is a strategically sensitive step for the participants. It requires trust and transparency, but also greater efforts in order to earn back the investments. Recentes plays an important role in this process, by establishing effective data management, making analyses and the preparation necessary for negotiations. The Recentes analyses enabled the JBO buyers to achieve maximum improvement of results.
Two large Dutch retailers have decided to bundle their purchasing activities. A completely new organisation is to be established, which will negotiate with suppliers on behalf of the two parties. A new office, new automation system, new staff.
Stronger purchasing position
The purpose of the JBO (Joint Buying Operation) is to gain a stronger purchasing position, thus increasing the profitability of both formats and reinforcing their position versus the market leader.
Besides all the organisational aspects, a great deal of work needs to be done before establishing contact with suppliers. The information from the two formats must be harmonised. There must be insight into contracts, prices and conditions. This requires great IT [...]
Our cooperation with Recentes in terms of supplier contributions, has proven to be very valuable. With a hands-on approach, they have guaranteed maximum revenue on the one hand and on the other hand assisted in implementing structural improvements in our processes, with a minimum burden on our organisation. Keywords: practical, pragmatic, autonomous, flexible.