WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US:
I had the pleasure working with Scott in various instances where he exceeded expectations on internal/external cost savings, waste management, supply chain improvements, process rendering and operational strategies.
Scott has the ability to ‘cut through’ all the unnecessary wastage that unfortunately some companies onboard through various changes and without his superior knowledge and experience within his field, it could go somewhat unnoticed.
I look forward to working with Scott in the future and he is an asset to any company that engages his skills.
I have been a business associate of Scott for more than twenty years. During this time Scott and I have assisted each other in our different career challenges.
Recently Scott mentored me to restructure our Company. With his enthusiasm and very detailed-orientated approach to our business, we were able to make a remarkable positive transformation. As such, we are now more focused, more cost conscious, and making more profit than ever before.
For these reasons, I highly recommend Scott to any Company in need of his special skill set.
Our business faced the double pressures of facing a new tender process in a tough ocean freight market, as well ass a relatively new CEO who was putting further cost pressure on the supply chain; these focused us further to seek the best service at the best prices that we could find. We had been through a 3 month tender process with 5 separate large and small freight companies out n the market, including an incumbent who we had a 10 year relationship with. Our answers were putting us approximately 20% worse off year on year cost wise. This was unacceptable to us – thus we found Benchmark solutions. Benchmark were able to forensically analyze the data we had (our ERP systems have abundant data), and with their skills and resources were able to get to the granular level of costs per shipment, per document shuffle, per transaction. Leading to an approximate 20% saving year on year. Our business was facing approx. $900,000 increase across a $5-6 million spend so now having a 20% cost saving, tremendous result. We had no interruption in supply, and stayed in the end with our incumbent, maintaining that close working relationship and outstanding customer service which they provide us. This continues to allow MCP to maintain good competitive advantage with lower supply chain costs which drives better EBIT numbers for our business. I was very glad for our time and efforts together with Benchmark solutions.
Australia is indeed a very challenging place to do business for small and medium size companies. The extremely high cost of Labour, Energy and Transportation make it compelling for a business like ours to stay very focused and exceedingly value (not just cost) sensitive.
You delivered solutions which really matter to our needs and improved our profitability rapidly. I gained significant insight into different options and valuable network of suppliers to collaborate with within a much shorter period of time. That was really helpful to the business and myself.
Please allow me to thank you for all your brilliant ideas, investments in understanding Suprima and practical opportunities you brought to help us improve our competitiveness in the market place. It is greatly appreciated! Many thanks also for your friendship and support.
Our business wanted to understand did we really have Best of Breed pricing for our Waste Management services. It’s an area that typically we don’t pay much attention even though the cost was $77k. We engaged Benchmark and were shocked but pleasantly surprised with the solution that was provided both operationally and financially. Saving of $27k which is 35%. Benchmarked implemented for us with no business interruption and operational improvements.
Scott not only has an amazing amount of passion and energy, he is driven to help others achieve business and personal success. An expert in his field, Scott delivers outstanding results consistently.
Scott engaged SITA as the recycling and waste service provider for Harvey Norman/Domayne.
He worked tirelessly to achieve savings and performance improvement to benefit Harvey Norman. He was driven.
If your company wants to drive costs down and explore innovation Scott will add drive and enthusiasm to that task.
My first introduction to Scott Noakes, and his company, Benchmark Cost Solutions, was by way of referral, in mid 2016. Energy Costs: Laverton base in Victoria. After much negotiation with the provider (AGL) I had thought I had achieved the best possible price. Then Scott became involved, and the next day, Scott achieved a further 7% saving from best cost. A saving of $13k over 3 years. Waste Management: After working through the costs with the broker we arrived at a comparable position to the existing provider, but with a saving in the order of 25%. Unfortunately, and as is the case within the waste industry, customers are always bound by contracts/agreements with their waste providers, and most time unaware those contracts in place as they either roll over automatically on expiry. However, and undeterred by this Scott continued to provide our company good advice, and with that advice, we were able to engage more formally with our existing provider and negotiated prices not too different to what Scott had achieved, a commitment to etter management of their on-site service, and no more rolled over contracts. In short my personal association with Scott has been fantastic. It is not always in business you come across someone whose delivery is equal to his follow up, and service commitment to his clients. Another feature of Scott and his company, they are not limited to a just a handful of cost alternatives, they are diverse, and have many ideas worthy of consideration.
I look forward to continuing my association with Scott and Benchmark long into the future.
I worked with Scott in the capacity of assisting him in the HR/IR function at Timbeck where he occupied a senior management position. Many of the projects involved pressure negotiations with trade unions/govt departments over complex workplace issues. I observed Scott to be a firm & strategic negotiator who was respected by all sides of the process. Scott worked in pressure situations on a regular basis at that site & displayed exceptional maturity & skill in his decision making process. I observed Scott to be a hardworking & dedicated Operations Manager who played a vital role in the success of his employer. I would have no hesitation in recommending Scott as an asset to any potential employer.
I have been working with Scott for over 8 years now in a supplier capacity.
Scott has always been fair and flexible whilst always working hard for his customers to source the best solutions available.
Scott is an integral partner whom has vast experience in providing national waste strategies, assisting in change management and implementing new innovations for his customers.
I have participated in several of Scott’s tenders which are always well structured, concise and relationship focused for both the customer and the supplier.
I have sincerely enjoyed working with Scott and hope to do so for the long-term future.