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Proxima success story: Game on

Learn how Proxima applied their catalytic thinking right across a multi-billion dollar publishing client, getting right to the heart of what mattered to our client - the level of engagement with gamers. Proxima was able to broaden the supply base which greatly reduced risk and reduced the agency cost base by over 30%, money which could be immediately reinvested in the business.

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Proxima success story: An energy boost for professional services

Learn how Proxima applied their catalytic thinking right across a multi-billion dollar global snack business and reduced the professional services cost base by a tasty 10%.

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Proxima success story: Clear proof - the bottle (UK)

When it came to reviewing the cost of manufacturing a bottle, Proxima took a Catalytic Approach. We looked beyond the contract itself to the entire context of what the bottle achieves for our client.

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Some important questions for CFOs (UK)

Hear why the conventional approach of beating up suppliers and pushing them away means there is real and untapped value sitting in companies across thousands of suppliers.

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Procurement is broken (US)

Suppliers are integral to the modern company, and they know more about your supply chain, risk, governance and innovation that you do.

But where is procurement in all of this? Proxima explains...

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An example of the catalytic approach in action - the container (US)

This animation explains Proxima’s concept of Catalytic Thinking, by looking at how one man thought big and used the Catalytic Approach to challenge behavior and in doing so ended up reinventing global shipping.

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Catalytics: A new level of thinking applied across your business (US)

 

This animation explains Proxima’s concept of Catalytic Thinking, by looking at how one man changed furniture retailing forever by thinking about his customers’ behavior and answering their needs.

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Proxima success story: Clear proof - the bottle (US)

When it came to reviewing the cost of manufacturing a bottle, Proxima took a Catalytic Approach. We looked beyond the contract itself to the entire context of what the bottle achieves for our client.

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Some important questions for business leaders (US)

Hear why the conventional approach of beating up suppliers and pushing them away means there is real and untapped value sitting in companies across thousands of suppliers.

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Proxima client success story: Cold hard proof, the refrigerator (UK)

This animation tells the story of how Proxima applied their catalytic thinking right across a major retail business and delivered hundreds of millions to their bottom line.

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Proxima client success story: Cold hard proof, the refrigerator (US)

This animation tells the story of how Proxima applied their catalytic thinking right across a major retail business and delivered hundreds of millions to their bottom line.

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Proxima helps Activision Blizzard create value and achieve sourcing success

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With pressure to control costs mounting, Activision Blizzard turned to Proxima in 2012 to better manage costs, supplier and partner relationships and sourcing efforts more efficiently. And in just over a year, the partnership yielded significant savings to the business.|

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The future of cost management


Continuing economic pressures means that today’s leaders need to be flexible while taking a holistic view of their business.

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Shareholder activism and cost management


Procurement is not about budget cuts. It is a mechanism to improve profitability and support growth, by helping people spend their budgets wisely.

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Are you adding value or just cutting costs?



In complex global business environments, it’s not easy to unify the unique skills of finance and procurement. But doing so will help aid growth and improve productivity.

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Cost management is a leadership issue, not a procurement issue


Leaders who manage their third party cost base effectively and creatively can derive significantly more benefits than most achieve today.

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Levers of profitability

To improve profitability, leaders should take a fresh look at how their third party cost base is managed.

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Critical business costs are no longer 'people costs'

Business has changed: Labor costs are now significantly outweighed by third party costs. As a result, the old spans of control no longer apply.

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A new opportunity for CFOs amidst uncertainty and volatility


The pressure on CFOs to cut the fat and improve how the cost base is managed intensifies as the economic malaise continues.

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Changing nature of business: the implications of non-labor costs

Guy Strafford, Proxima’s Chief Client Officer, discusses recent research findings: Non-labor costs outstrip labor costs by more than five times.

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The last thing on your mind could be the most profitable

Why reducing non-labor costs has a far greater impact on profitability than headcount reduction.

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Changing nature of business: who is responsible for cost management in an organization?

Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer at Proxima, discusses recent research findings: How third party cost management is fundamentally a leadership issue.

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Today's economic models need a rethink

Exploring why today’s economic models are unable to offer clarity in the face of recent global economic events.

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Today's businesses spend more on third party costs than labor

Guy Strafford, Proxima’s Chief Client Officer, discusses our recent research findings: Today's businesses spend significantly more on third party costs than labor.

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