The Client - Computer 2000 is part of the Florida-based Tech Data Corporation, a global Fortune 500 corporation with sales in 2010 of more than $22 billion. The company has operated in the UK and Ireland for 25 years and is the UK’s largest trade-only distributor of IT products. It supplies more than 10,000 customers, 30,000 products from leading vendors such as HP, Microsoft and Cisco.

The Challenge

Computer 2000 was spending more than £8.5 million in the UK on outbound logistics services (network freight, direct freight, same day couriers, special carriage, customer returns, document services), inbound logistics services, packaging and insurance services.

What We Did

We conducted a comprehensive CEO Assessment that compared current processes and contracts with our model of best practice. This included detailed cost and consumption profiling to identify and prioritise CEO opportunities. Based on the outcome we delivered a Value Optimiser project with recommendations for Segmentation of the network and direct delivery requirements to match particular business needs. We negotiated agreements on improved terms to deliver significant cost savings and also implemented more cost effective risk management methods to minimse outlay on insurance services.