Brussels Airline picks up super savings with Expense Reduction Analysts
Less than three years into its business operations, SN Brussels Airlines was looking for ways to tighten the margins without infringing on the quality it delivered.
“The airline is very new and we have other core priorities in this early stage of our development,” said Willy Buysse, vice president of facilities and purchasing at SN Brussels Airlines.
The airline already operated a no-nonsense, zero-base budget for non-strategic costs. Expenses they had already earmarked as non-strategic included things like office supplies and courier expenditures.
Although they maintained tight control over expenditure in these categories, they felt that cost efficiencies could still be made.
With neither the time nor the resources to investigate this, the airline executives were quick to realize that Expense Reduction Analysts guarantee of “no savings - no fee” offered results with no risk and no distraction from their focus.
“We felt that reviewing our non-strategic costs may add value to our business, and decided to bring in an expert to help us to achieve this,” Willy said.
Within a short time, Expense Reduction Analysts in Brussels had helped SN Brussels Airlines achieve savings of up to 17% on its office and courier costs.
“Despite SN Brussels Airlines’ cost conscious approach to overhead, we have still managed to identify savings of between 12 and 17 percent on non-strategic expenditure,” says ERA managing partner Bert Hummel.
“We are confident that our review of other categories for the airline will result in further cost efficiencies.”
“This is a good exercise for a young and expanding organization like ours,” Patrick De Meuter, purchase and facilities manager at SN Brussels Airlines acknowledged. “The small spend is important, but it is not our priority, and it is good to have a partner like Expense Reduction Analysts to look after this for us.”
“So far, the implementation of ERA’s recommendations has caused little turbulence and has required little involvement from us,” he added.
Source : ERA