“Insight engaged Paladin
Associates in early 2009 to help identify and drive rapid Indirect
Expense cost reductions. Paladin quickly completed a detailed
Spend Analysis of our Indirect Expenses and assisted in prioritizing
over 30 projects and sub-projects. Within eight weeks, Paladin
had completed several projects that resulted in immediate savings.
Over the next 10 months Paladin either led, or assisted Insight
teammates with numerous projects.
Paladin’s category knowledge,
experience, sourcing process and negotiating skills helped Insight
reduce contract prices in the following categories: Office Supplies,
Office Equipment and Printing costs, Airline Tickets, Rental Cars,
Hotel Rooms, Facilities Services, Electrical & Gas Energy, Rx Drug
Benefits, and Packaging.
In addition, they improved certain
payment processes that significantly reduced annual costs.
Paladin’s fees were based on savings that actually hit our bottom
line so we had no risk or negative cash flow. Paladin provided
expert resources, additional time and ‘heavy lifting’ that helped us
generate cost reductions more quickly than we could have done on our
own. The savings more than covered their fees and expenses and
provided a high return. This was a very successful initiative for