Manage Your Laboratory Costs | Expense Reduction

Laboratory

Our experts, with time served in the field work with clients to advise on procuring the full range of laboratory costs.

We help with laboratory consumables, laboratory chemicals, gases and reagents, laboratory testing and infection control and cleaning consumables.

For more information on laboratory testing in a medical / clinical environment, please take a look at our Medical page.

A little more information

In practice we work with you to establish a full understanding of your current usage and future requirements. We use our knowledge of the market, supply base and our experience to rationalise supply chains and deliver cost effective solutions using both new and incumbent suppliers.

We have delivered similar projects for a range of clients in the government, financial services, research & development, education, food and beverage manufacture, retail and engineering sectors.

COST AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Laboratory Chemicals
  • Oils – Lubrication etc
  • Laboratory Supplies
  • Testing

Laboratory Services

We can offer a range of services, but our first delivery point is a situation report which details your current picture. This is a valuable piece of work in itself, as it draws together an often disparate picture of spending patterns, products, suppliers and service levels that can be rationalised to produce efficiency savings.

We realise the pressure to conform to regulations and quality standards that laboratories are under whether in the food production, research or clinical environments. Our specialist experts provide advice on the sourcing and supply of laboratory consumables as well as offering a range of strategic advice, including testing outsourcing strategies and external lab testing.

Our laboratory specialists have led a series of major engagements, including rationalising the supplier base for a world leading inspection and testing organisation for the growing commodities industry by reducing the number of laboratory consumables and chemicals suppliers and further reducing its costs by £65,312 (20.7%) per annum.

In addition we have managed a long term cost improvement programme for a leading European salad grower and packer across 3 countries and 12 farm locations ensuring that the laboratory product technical testing costs within its 3 business units were streamlined generating a £171,022 (39.1%) saving per annum. The client was impressed with the quick turnaround and smooth roll-out plan that was conducted for the entire European-wide operation.

The benefits we delivered included;

  • Streamlined lab test processes
  • Improved turnaround time
  • Rationalised supplier base
  • Reduced contract pricing
  • Consolidated supplier invoices

Laboratory Case Studies

Category Savings:45%
Category Savings:27%
Category Savings:12%
“I was initially sceptical about the ERA concept. Without experience of ERA’s approach it appeared that some claims could have been unrealistic given the work we had already done – we now know that this scepticism was unfounded.”- Rob Broad, Financial Controller, Lucideon
“Expense Reduction Analysts have been very successful for us all round: they have saved us money; they have recommended process enhancements; and they have put us in touch with a range of suppliers who are a great fit for our needs.”- Ainsley Buck, Financial Controller, GB Ingredients

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