Dedicated to Profit Improvement
We achieve great results by working closely with clients’ teams to analyse their spend, develop robust plans and then deliver sustainable benefits in terms of cost, value and customer service. All in a remarkably short time frame.
Lime Associates has built up an excellent track record with a range of clients from BioTech start-ups through to major blue chip multi-nationals. A six month engagement with a recent client has delivered over £6 million in annualised cost savings.Learn More
1. Reducing Costs
Savings in the true cost of materials or services is not a simple measurement and reduction of the unit price. Lime Associates uses its expertise combined with tools like SourceDogg e-Procurement software to reduce cost and improve efficiencies.
The first step in the process is to fully understand our clients’ needs and then to use our programmes to visualise our clients’ spend data at both the strategic and transactional levels. We then bring the most effective tools and techniques to bear on your challenge to deliver the most appropriate strategy.Find out more Contact Us
We use a combination of the online sourcing tool SourceDogg with our expertise and analytical skills to provide clients from start-ups to blue chip organisations with fast and cost effective e-procurement solutions. We maximize process efficiencies by providing both the software and the support for a full suite of e-RFX and e-Procurement tools that help to gather consistent, comparative data from suppliers.Find out more Contact Us
e-Contract Management or ‘Contracts in the Cloud’ solves issues that arise around contract management within larger organisations. Contract management has been identified as one of the most neglected cost cutting areas within most organisations.Find out more Contact Us
2. Improving Efficiency
We use a variety of tools, including Lean techniques, SourceDogg e-Procurement software and workshops to help eliminate waste in your internal processes.
Enterprise Resource Planning helps to integrate interdepartmental processes. We help clients to find the right ERP solution for their organisation.
With Lime’s iCEO Process Optimiser you can develop process maps to understand how a process works and what it costs. When you understand it, you can improve it and we have the tools and experience to know how.
Reducing waste in your processes can significantly improve your business, and reduce costs at the same time. For example, by improving your vendor approval process, proliferation of suppliers will halt filtering more spend through your approved supply base. More spend is easy to convert to reduced costs when you know how.Find out more Contact Us
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) helps to integrate all processes across such departments as Finance, Quality, Manufacturing and Customer Service. We help clients to find the right ERP solution for their organisation.Find out more Contact Us
Lime Associates has an excellent track record in effective contract negotiations and their knowledge of both the Health Technology industry requirements and ERP implementation projects has reaped rewards for clients like Owen Mumford.
Using a suite of online tools including SourceDogg and iCEO and Lime Associates expertiseand analytical skills, we can offer clients of all sizes fast and cost effective solutions to their Purchasing and Supply Chain challenges.Find out more Contact Us
3. Optimising Supply Chains
The most important element of any business is the final supply to the customer. For Medical companies, getting this wrong could literally be a matter of life and death. Lime Associates are committed to helping companies improve their service levels by developing best in class supply chains.
To quote a supply chain guru “whatever your problem, stock is not the answer!”Find out more Contact Us
Inventory must be managed in a controlled environment to ensure sufficient stock is available to meet customer demand, within the manufacturing lead time, yet without too much stock that risks obsolescence.
Inventory must be managed to take account of customer service objectives, demand variability, replenishment frequency and supplier reliability.
Making sure you have the right inventory in the right place at the right time is paramount to ensuring you have happy customers. It is also essential to ensure that warehouses too are in the right place strategically, that they are the best in class and can delivery the lowest possible operating costs.Find out more Contact Us
We’re sure that having happy customers is your number one objective. Because without repeat customers you have no business.Find out more Contact Us
So what do your customers really want? Simple – product. when they want it, at the quality they expect it and probably with a price tag cheaper than you can supply at currently.
Let’s give the customer what they really want!