• "In 2013, we completely redesigned our company's commercial processes – from ordering to invoicing. We obtained vital support from Kerkhoff Consulting in this respect. I am proud to say that, as a company, we have grown with this project and the associated changes in thought and action. As a power grid operator, we are faced with the necessity of steep increases in investments over the next years. This growth will now be underpinned by efficient purchasing and handling processes."

    Udo Giegerich, Managing Director Finances of 50Hertz

  • "Before we started the project, I was convinced that it would not be possible to realize even one fourth of the savings. Through the commitment of Kerkhoff Consulting, we were able to mobilize the full attention on all levels of the entire organization. That was the essential success factor which aimed at all changes in our procurement portfolio."

    Niels Rune Solgaar-Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer, Pipelife International GmbH

  • "Kerkhoff Consulting stands for pragmatic approaches, combined with a high competence of methods, focusing on the implementation of a jointly defined strategy and precise communications in an understandable language – just what small and medium-sized businesses expect from their consultants but will find all too rarely. Kerkhoff consultants were crucial in helping us render our purchasing organization more effective and more efficient and increase our savings potentials which can frequently only be seen from an outside viewpoint."

    Bernard Krone, Managing Partner, Maschinenfabrik Bernard KRONE GmbH

  • "In one of our business units and on our behalf, the consultants from Kerkhoff Consulting had taken over competently, in a straight-forward manner and with their hands-on mentality the organization of local strategic purchasing and of the purchasing team; they also conducted supplier talks and concluded contracts. This resulted in a significant improvement of terms and conditions and of the reputation of Voith Industrial Services with its suppliers. Such good experience made us award Kerkhoff Consulting additional projects in other units."

    Michael Schnerring, Vice President Strategic Purchasing, Voith Industrial Services Holding GmbH

  • "Together with consultants from Kerkhoff Consulting, we have been successful in lastingly improve our performance in purchasing. At all five German-language locations, we significantly reduced our procurement costs by using various strategic approaches and levers, and we oriented our supplier portfolio towards future demands and requirements. Our new purchasing organization is now strategically working together across the locations and is profiting from these synergies. Establishing cost engineering and value analysis as another central component will ensure the sustainability of our savings."

    Albert Hiller – Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management Industrial Solution, Wagner Group

  • "We analyze cost structures, have specialists from Kerkhoff Cost Engineering consult us if necessary, and thus make our purchasing decisions based on cost and process transparency."

    Andreas Wiepck, Head of Group Purchasing, Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer Management GmbH

  • "Kerkhoff Consulting is a purchasing consultancy with a results-oriented consulting style. Based on a clear and focused strategy, Kerkhoff Consulting developed for us a targeted package of measures and implemented it together with us. In those areas where we had implemented the solutions, our results are increasing significantly. Especially important for us was the support by an objective and neutral partner. In terms of professional competence and specialization, Kerkhoff Consulting was the right partner for us.“

    Dr. Claus-O. Zacharias, Board Member/CFO, COO of LEIFHEIT

  • "Kerkhoff Consulting – that's consulting in understandable language and with implementation in their focus. We commissioned Kerkhoff to make our purchasing processes transparent in order to develop, on that basis, customized solutions for us. This concerns both our organization and our supplier management as well. The project pays off because our consultancy costs could be 100% refinanced due to the project results. We are looking forward to continuing our trustful collaboration on an equal footing."

    Dr. Hagen Duenbostel, CEO, KWS SAAT AG

  • "Sometimes you need to look at things from a different perspective to call into question old strategies and procedures and to travel new roads, if necessary. The consultants from Kerkhoff Consulting proved to have the right feel and instinct in handling our special characteristics or peculiarities which are specific for our industry. Management consultants often have their head full with too much theory – but in our project, we were all very fast on one common 'sound track'. In many rounds of discussion, we were thus able to tremendously develop further our understanding of organizational handling of projects and their financing. On this note – thank you very much."

    Stefan Thul, Senior Vice President of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

  • "It is vital for us to use group synergies and, moreover, to integrate purchasing early on in the value chain. Kerkhoff Consulting and its consultants have closely linked our own organization in a sustainable manner and, at the same time, deepen our business relationships with suppliers. This also includes to know how the supplier is producing and which parameters impact on the supplier. 

    Kerkhoff Consulting provides methods, with Kerkhoff Cost Engineering, to obtain such information. Even after the consulting period, the Kerkhoff software provides us easy access to all major variables which will help us make our daily decisions. In terms of content and concept, Kerkhoff Consulting fully met our expectations. Their support was always customer-oriented and flexible – at all locations involved in the project. A thoroughly professional implementation – Thank you very much."

    Burkhard Dahmen, CEO of SMS Siemag

  • "We implemented a continuous improvement process by means of which we continuously develop our organization further. Kerkhoff Consulting supported us in this respect with application-specific approaches or concepts. Particularly important for us were precise communications in understandable language. Thus, everything a small or medium-sized business can expect of consultants and which is found all too rarely."

    Wolfram Wacker, Supply Chain Management Manager of Coppenrath & Wiese

  • "Kerkhoff Consulting successfully helped us achieve the necessary acceptance of new suppliers. With a clear view to the essentials, with their power of persuasion and professionalism, Kerkhoff Consulting essentially contributed to the implementation of path-breaking and sustainable changes within the company. For our internal discussion and decision making, the results are an ideal basis whose reliability we can depend on."

    Leo Lübke, Managing Director of the companies interlübke and COR

  • "Especially for us as automotive suppliers, it is of utmost importance that our price calculation is watertight and bona fide. Renegotiations with OEMs are not possible. With the software from Kerkhoff, we can determine target prices for international works or facilities at the same time as well, because the software includes parameters for all countries."

    Hans Jensen, Head of Development International, SHW AG