All Energy and Utility companies face a constant pressure to meet tough challenges set by regulators on efficiency, cost reduction, and compliance, whilst investing to renew and enhance critical infrastructure.
Large capital investment programs and efficient operational maintenance services are required to ensure continuous supply of services and excellent customer service.
Given the importance of large-scale capital infrastructure renewal, there is often difficulty in expanding the client’s influence and visibility across the extended supply chain. However, our experience in this area shows the risks that can be embedded in this supply chain and the value that can be unlocked through more effective procurement strategies and processes. Excellent procurement is thus crucial to meeting these challenges.
Efficio has sourced the majority of spend categories many times, from complex capital expenditure programs to operating expenditure, and has a deep understanding of the supply markets and cost-drivers as well as of the regulatory environment. Best practices are readily transferable across companies and sectors, enabling rapid improvement.
We recognize that procurement needs to be at the heart of driving cost efficiency in both Opex and Capex. We create value across the whole contract life-cycle from procurement strategy through contract and Supplier Relationship Management, encouraging innovation and fuelling continuous improvement in cost, quality and performance.
Efficio has worked with many clients in the Energy and Utilities sector. Our achievements for clients include a two-year Procurement Transformation for an electricity grid company in the US and UK, generating $232.8 million of annualised savings from a $2.9 billion spend; a seven-year partnership with a water company, sourcing over $727 million per annum of Opex and a $10 billion Capex program and achieving double-digit cost reductions against baselines; these figures are not just the result of intelligent sourcing. Efficio helps sustain performance by creating long-lasting transformations of skills and supply chain processes. We go deeper, to understand and tackle the root causes of inefficiency. We develop innovative procurement strategies, introduce new procurement operating models, re-engineer demand requirements and work hard to ensure new processes are truly embedded in the company.
Our work with Energy and Utility companies is supported by our technological abilities which support the entire procurement lifecycle. For a number of infrastructure clients we have built a cost management application which helps manage the construction costs from demand forecasting right through to supplier invoicing. This solution not only ensures construction companies charge the right amounts but also creates demand forecasts which are notoriously hard to do in the Infrastructure sector.
In addition, our proprietary procurement platform eFlow allows Procurement teams to manage spend, run eSourcing events, manage contracts and manage performance all through a single application.