Welcome to Routeco’s OEM business solutions, the only strategy dedicated to reducing costs and improving efficiencies in the whole of the "design to delivery" cycle for the electrical needs within OEMs.
There are many "consultancy operations" that provide good advice and deliver savings to business today, but these operations are predominantly dedicated to MRO and project spend within large or SME businesses and not the unique challenges of the machine builder, with large variations in product usage and the need to be able to react quickly to an ever changing market.
The range of products needed and end user customer specification mean that it is difficult to standardise, leverage savings from bulk spend whilst maintaining the technical edge that we here in the UK are the best in the world at delivering.
We understand first-hand the day to day challenges that OEMs have to deal with and our OEM Business Solutions team have a range of proven strategies that once applied will reduce material cost and improve efficiency in the whole of the supply chain.
We recognise that business efficiency is imperative and what we can achieve is significant in terms of time 'freed-up' for more strategic uses, but in our experience a hard cash cost saving is vital to drive the changes required to achieve it.
Routeco Limited is a £110 million electrical distribution business with its expertise in the field of control and automation and we are constantly dealing with many diverse and demanding machine builders. This experience gives us a unique insight into the OEM market commercially and technically.
Collaboration, in a consultative manner with many of these companies has resulted in strategies that have shown real cost savings, together with improved technology and machine performance.
Routeco has solutions for improving performance within all aspects of an OEM's business, from electrical design integration with ecommerce to pure commercial services such as: supplying complete kits of parts direct to the OEM or the sub-contract panel builder. Our technical team can ensure technology is current and engineering staff are aware of future development.
In the past, these strategies have been difficult to implement due to available customer resource and investment but now our OEM Business Solutions team are providing a more focused approach to bring about best possible ROI with minimal disruption by deploying our national resource to ensure successful implementation and management.
The application of these solutions requires Routeco to provide a very high level of resource at the start of the process and will require a long-term director level commitment from the machine builder and Routeco, to ensure a successful collaboration that will bring benefits for both parties.
Critical features of modern business life for an OEM
- Velocity of change
- Consistent demand for a new cutting edge
- Adding value for clients
- Global competition
- Exchange rate fluctuations in a changing world economy
- Demand for impossible performance - more with less
Routeco Limited are in the unique position of having 70% of its business within or associated with OEMs. This means that we understand first-hand the day to day challenges that OEMs have to deal with and our OEM business solutions team have a range of proven strategies that, when applied, will reduce material costs and improve efficiency in the whole of the supply chain.
We recognise that business efficient is imperative and what we can achieve is significant in terms of time made available for more strategic uses. In our experience a hard cash cost saving is vital to drive the changes required to achieve it.
There are four generalised areas of an OEM's business where Routeco's OEM business solutions team can have a significant impact. Our OEM business solutions consultants examine each of these for best practice and lowest cost solutions and create a bespoke supply chain solution tailored to the customers' business needs and future growth.
Some examples of our successful strategy implementation in these areas, including Purchasing, Finance, Engineering and more, can be found in the navigation bar to the right hand side.