Working with Catherine & her colleagues from Alchemy has brought a breath of fresh air to our category cost-reduction programme. She & her team worked genuinely alongside us to help bring new perspectives, rather than providing ‘consultancy’ & the results have been excellent.
Global Supply Chain Planning Manager, Unilever
Despite having existing programs in place for improving gross margin in the company, Alchemy was able to challenge existing ways of thinking and take the group to unexplored areas for reducing cost.
The Alchemy team has insight into many operational areas of consumer goods and a keen ability to turn ideas into practical solutions. These abilities, combined with a drive for results, gave us new perspectives and a quite valuable list of projects to pursue.
Global R&D Director, Reckitt Benckiser
Shaun did a project for Arla's global consumer packaged milk powder business, comprising raw data analysis and recommendations. The project was focused, quick and led to several practical recommendations and thus quantifiable cost savings for Arla. Shaun's experience was a big asset in the process. We benefitted not only from his ability to distill large amounts of data into practical recommendations for cost savings, but also his ability to anticipate organisational challenges related to implementation. Thus he provided a very strong combination of WHAT to do and HOW to get it done. The return on investment for this project was hence excellent!
Senior Global Category Director, Arla Foods
I brought Shaun into the organisation to set up a value engineering program. He was very effective in leading the cross functional approach, idea generation and training the person who took responsibility once Shaun had left. The savings identified were significant and challenged many of the pre-conceptions held within the business.
Head of R&D, Seven Seas (Merck KGaA)
Catherine brought amazing enthusiasm to her role, inspiring our team to generate ideas that drove value to the bottom line. She has an eye for detail & is unflagging in her drive to deliver results.
Close collaboration with our customers delivers success!
Alchemy brings a unique, out of the box approach to brainstorming and ideation. This approach unlocked the potential of our internal team to generate new value improvement ideas and also bring old ideas to life that had been previously deemed impossible. Beyond this, the team at Alchemy is professional, personable, and accountable. I highly recommend partnering with Alchemy to overcome the current and future challenges within your supply chain.
Global Supply Chain Director, Unilever
Alchemy helped us dig harder and in new places - the light has gone on about how to use redesign not just for packaging savings but as an enabler for other savings. The impact has been big, and Catherine’s enthusiasm and external viewpoint also added value when we pitched for internal resources to implement the ideas.
Supply Chain Strategy Manager, The Clorox Company
Catherine is a strong, intelligent, relentless and focused professional that will drive your company to think about cost savings in a thorough and holistic manner. She has a high sense of professionalism and will drive the team to results by understanding your products in depth as well as challenging your full supply chain and sharing key insights with the team while challenging status quo. She has a sweet mix between external technology and product understanding and in depth product knowledge. Her leadership, together with her team of professionals will help in driving outstanding results in any cost savings objectives.
Divisional Supply Chain and Margin Enhancement Lead, The Clorox Company
Alchemy Partners added value in a big way. We could not have done this internally.
Quality Manager, Unilever Europe
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Catherine Roy +1 973 570 5951
Shaun Rymer +44 7794 475 640
Category Manager, Reckitt Benckiser Australia