Supply Chain Consultancy Kerkhoff Consulting and Engineering Consultancy Kerkhoff Cost Engineering are Top Consultant 2015 and as consultancies especially suitable for small and medium-sized businesses

Friday, June 26, 2015 - In a nationwide comparison of consultancies, Kerkhoff Consulting and Kerkhoff Cost Engineering were bestowed the award "Top Consultant" in the categories Management Consultant and Technical Consultant. Merely 57 consultancies from five categories had qualified – with good or excellent assessments – for the award which is based on assessments by clients.

For the supply chain specialists of Kerkhoff Consulting, this is already the third consecutive award as Top Consultant and, after the very recent award as "Beste Berater 2015" (Best Consultants 2015) by brand eins and Statista, this is the second award in the same year.

At the same time, clients of Kerkhoff Cost Engineering also assessed correspondingly positively its technical consulting services in the areas of cost calculation and value engineering.

Dirk Schäfer, Chairman of the Management Board of Kerkhoff Consulting GmbH, says: "Although the satisfaction of our clients is the most important reward for us, this renewed award as SMB consultancy makes us very proud." Güray Karaca, Chairman of Kerkhoff Cost Engineering GmbH adds: "The award for Kerkhoff Cost Engineering as Top Consultant in the category Technical Consultant and the associated assessment that our convincing services speak the language of the German SMB sector further motivate us and spur us on in the team of 'consultants in overalls'."

Regarding the background of the competition:

"Top Consultant" examines the participants' consulting performance based on a comprehensive procedure with the emphasis on client satisfaction, performance and professionalism of the consultants. The seal which is intended to offer orientation for SMBs in the consultancy jungle is being awarded for the sixth time already. As mentor of the consultancy competition, Germany's former Federal President, Christian Wulff, honored Kerkhoff Consulting GmbH and Kerkhoff Cost Engineering GmbH at the German SMB Summit in Essen on June 26.

Crucial for being successful in the scientifically underpinned benchmarking is a client-specific, SMB-oriented consulting performance. This was reviewed by Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink of the University of Applied Sciences of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and by Bianka Knoblach. Both of them are managing the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB – Scientific Company for Management and Consulting). Within the scope of the analysis, ten reference clients each of the contestants were interviewed about their satisfaction with the pertinent company, and its performance and consulting services were examined. Mentor of the competition is Germany's former Federal President Christian Wulff. For further information see www.top-consultant.de.

About the companies awarded:
Kerkhoff Consulting is the multiple award-winning quality leader of consultancies for purchasing, procurement and supply chain management. Kerkhoff Cost Engineering is the technical consultancy for value engineering and cost calculation for the identification of cost drivers in products and services.

Both companies are part of Kerkhoff Group whose five specialized companies provide outstanding solutions for purchasing management, supply chain management, lean management, value engineering, product cost calculation, risk & compliance management as well as supporting software solutions and interim management.