Kerkhoff Consulting is the leading consulting company for supply chain management

Düsseldorf, 22 October 2015: Kerkhoff Consulting is the leading consulting company for supply chain management: purchasing and procurement. This was the conclusion of a recent study by the business magazine CAPITAL together with the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB), a research institute for management and consulting. The company took first place in this category in 2015 for the third time running.

Professor Dietmar Fink from the WGMB explains: “Kerkhoff Consulting once again winning the Hidden Champion award for SCM/purchasing and procurement is testament to the company’s consistent best performance over the past nine years.” The results of the study clearly show that Kerkhoff Consulting speaks the language of SMEs. After all, the company is number one when it comes to supply management and implementation strength – far ahead of major consultants Roland Berger, McKinsey & Company and KPMG.

“Kerkhoff Consulting provides high-quality consulting services and is in touch with the markets and companies. A holistic view and consulting expertise across a company’s entire value is reflected in the fact that we have been recognised as the quality leader in our consulting segment” says Dirk Schäfer, managing director of Kerkhoff Consulting: “The WGMB study demonstrates that we live up to this title.”

The results of the WGMB study also place Kerkhoff Consulting at the top in the “implementation strength” evaluation segment. “Our study shows that the central requirement that companies have for their consultants is a strong practical focus. The first place in this specific evaluation category is evidence that the consultants at Kerkhoff Consulting understand companies’ needs and focus their approach accordingly” explains Professor Dietmar Fink from the WGMB.

 “We are very proud to have retained our place at the top this year” says Dirk Schäfer. “We would like to thank our customers for placing their trust in us and, of course, we would like to thank our employees for their committed efforts, which made it possible for us to win the Hidden Champion award again in the first place.”

The Hidden Champions of the consulting market were identified for the fifth time in 2015. The aim of the study is to identify, using a structured, in-depth survey of management from large companies and SMEs, which specialist consulting company is judged by its customers to provide a higher level of expertise than the three major consulting firms McKinsey, BCG and Roland Berger.

The study is performed once every three years, and a consulting company cannot apply for a “Hidden Award” nomination or award. The pre-selection is based purely on suggestions from an independent expert committee with practical and research background, and expanded on through corresponding empirical preliminary studies carried out by the WGMB.



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The Kerkhoff Group comprises six specialist companies that provide outstanding solutions for purchasing management, supply chain management, lean management, value engineering, product cost calculation, risk & compliance management as well as software solutions and interim management. Corporate consulting is headquarted in Düsseldorf and is represented in eight countries worldwide. www.kerkhoff-group.com


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