The Client - dabs.com is a leading supplier of IT and Technology products that was founded in 1987 by entrepreneur David Atherton and Bruce Smith. In April 2006 it became a wholly owned subsidiary of British Telecommunications. Servicing the whole of the UK from a state-of-the-art facility in Bolton, dabs.com processes thousands of customer orders every day from the millions of unique visitors that arrive at their websites each month.

The Challenge

dabs.com was spending almost £4 million on Energy, Logistics Consumables and Telecommunications. Energy was identified as a key target area where Cost and Efficiency Optimisation could be achieved to help boost profitability and have a sustainable future impact. We also believed improvements could be made so we were asked for a proposal on how we could achieve the goal.

What We Did

We conducted a 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 on supplier rationalisation and replacement. Our detailed Energy Consumption Profile and future usage requirements also identified alternative price structures that were more appropriate for dabs.com usage.