• Capabilities: Program Management, Cost Management, Cost Management
  • Sectors: Retail

Metro

China - Arcadis helped one of the world's leading cash & carry dealers to deliver a significant roll-out program across China.

13%

total budget saved

RMB 3.7m

saving on one project

Over the last decade, a rapid growth in China's middle class population has attracted a signifcant number of international retail chains to expand their Asia businesses within the country. Metro, one of the world's leading cash & carry dealers, was trying to deliver a major roll-out program in a market that was new to them. Despite having a delivery team of over 70 individuals, limited professional procurement expertise and little standardization in terms of design and specifications, meant the program had slipped well behind schedule. A new approach was required to get the project back on track, whilst ensuring costs were kept in control and quality was not compromised. 

Arcadis was appointed  to implement a new procurement and supply chain strategy for the client with the initial investment targeted to be paid back within the next 5 years. The new approach our team provided helped to save RMB130 million on projects which equated to a 13% total saving. Within 26 months, we were able to procure 16 projects covering more than 180,000 sqm and deliver 9 projects across China. On one project alone, we delivered savings of RMB3.7 million which was 49% of the overall budget.


"The ability to create an industry-leading expansion program that can operate with flexibility and speed at a low cost but with a high quality focus, is why we choose Aracdis again and again."

Outcomes

13%

total budget saved

RMB 3.7m

saving on one project

16

projects delivered in two years

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