Lime Associates is the only UK consultancy that specialises in bringing best practice purchasing and supply chain solutions exclusively to medical and health technology companies. We get great results by working closely with clients’ teams to build long term relationships and provide sustainable benefits in terms of cost, value and customer service.
Some of the clients we have worked with include:
We are proud to have delivered significant and valuable projects at both a strategic and tactical, hands on level. Here are a few examples of our recent work. Please Contact Us to see how Lime Associates may be able to help you find solutions to your challenges.
Global Strategic Review
For a major European medical manufacturer, the challenge was to help them take an holistic view of all purchasing spend and to identify and clarify their strategic direction and priorities, timings and potential benefits.Find out more
Within just two weeks, we were able to offer our European client 10 clear strategic purchasing directives to follow along with ‘how to’ plans and implementation timescales.
Direct Materials Cost Reduction
The project was to source a polyamide material. Following a global review of 48 different companies in US, Europe and Asia using our own e auction (e RFX) software and subsequent audits, a low cost source in Korea has delivered a $600k pa saving for our client.Find out more
Indirect Materials Cost Reduction
Our brief was to introduce a new carton supplier to minimise supply risk and improve COGS (Cost of Goods Sold).Find out more
In summary, a new supplier was identified offering a £750k cost reduction. We also significantly mitigated risk by maintaining the incumbent as a second source.
Working at a major multinational, Lime Associates have been able to deliver savings of over £1 million. The projects implemented have inlcuded 4 major,low cost and alternative sourcing projects. The Interim Management support provided by Lime Associates has enabled the client to free up internal resource whilst still delivering substantial additional value to the business.Find out more