John Cavalli, who holds an MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance, is a cost management consultant for Auditel, the UK’s pioneer of Strategic Cost Management. Previously a Financial Controller for Nuplex Resins, a global chemical company, John had total responsibility for all financial aspects of the UK business, including negotiating with suppliers and implementing sustainable cost management procedures, skills that will greatly benefit his Auditel role.
Recently, Auditel initiated some independent research with leading business publication Management Today. The results of this clearly demonstrated Auditel’s expertise in Strategic Cost Management and their early recognition of the lack of understanding of the difference between simple cost cutting and strategic cost management in the business world.
They showed that cost reduction is only part of the process. You need a strategy in place to make sure that those costs are monitored on a regular basis. You need the right people, tools, knowledge and processes. These are combined within Auditel’s Total Cost of Purchase® programme.
Using this method, our 200 highly skilled consultants can reveal an unprecedented amount of ‘hidden’ cost management data more quickly. This allows evidence-based, tailored solutions that really are a match for each individual organisation’s needs.
John adds: “With over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector and in senior finance roles, I understand the importance of managing costs effectively in order to allow businesses to compete and flourish. There are also the challenges to meet when people within organisations without the essential experience try to undertake this task themselves. It is costing large and medium-sized businesses considerable amounts of time and money and usually they do little more than scratch the surface of what can be achieved.
So, outsourcing your cost management to Auditel can deliver real cost savings, reduce waste and free up in-house resources!”