Kerkhoff Consulting works hand in hand with Kerkhoff Cost Engineering in the optimization of value-added chains to realize measurable savings for their clients.
Kerkhoff Cost Engineering has been specialized on product cost calculation and the identification of cost drivers in products and services. For its consulting services, Kerkhoff Cost Engineering has access to a worldwide database of cost data which has been developed further for over 15 years.
Engineers and production specialists of Kerkhoff Cost Engineering analyze products and break them down into their component parts in the value-added chain. It is thus possible to determine what a product really costs in production – down to the individual process or the additional purchase of a specific article. With such information, Kerkhoff Cost Engineering helps its clients to identify cost drivers and thus provides the basis for supplier negotiations or process optimizations at the client's.
The services of Kerkhoff Cost Engineering are used not only by major customers in individual and series production, but also by small and medium-sized businesses wanting to lower their costs to thus be more profitable in production.
Kerkhoff Legal LLP is a law firm with registered offices in Düsseldorf. The attorneys at Kerkhoff Legal primarily consult their clients on the topic of compliance and on the avoidance of liability risks, as well as in legal issues all around industrial purchasing. The law firm is a partner company of Kerkhoff Consulting, the quality leader of consultancies specialized in purchasing and supply chain management.
This collaboration allows an unprecedented merging of projects in purchasing management and legal consulting. That means: While consultants from Kerkhoff Consulting scrutinize a company's purchasing system from a business point of view, the attorneys from Kerkhoff Legal review all legal risks which a purchasing department may harbor.
The difference to other law firms: All attorneys from Kerkhoff Legal have detailed knowledge of the purchasing processes. They are working over an entire project on location at the client and thus ensure that their legal writings will not just be filed away after a project but rather be actually lived by the staff in purchasing departments.