Cost Optimization in Brazilian Food Retailer Chain in Brazil

Project status
Project posted
16th October 2015
Project duration (approx.)
3.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
$700 / day
Industry
Retail
Area of expertise
Operations
Required market experience
Brazil (Essential)
Consultant location
On-site
Location
Brazil

Background & Objectives

Main goal
- Reduce overall cost structure (products) by 15%

We have a chain of 10 restaurants in Brazil (5 in Sao Paulo, 3 in Rio de Janeiro, and 2 in Porto Alegre. Our operations have grown rapidly, and our product costs are high and slowly rising. We would like to reduce our current product costs by 15%.

Detailed information on our COGS (including supply chain, and logistics) will be provided once hired.

Project to start in early 2016. Interviews conducted in mid November, 2015.

Key deliverables

Update meeting every 15 days to discuss the project.
A concise power point presentation explaining the cost structure inputs, scenarios and actionable strategies to reduce our cost structure.
Excel file with scenarios and built in recommendations.

Key deliverable:
Actual situation big picture
Actual situation factors analysis
A one sentence response to the question "How Do I Reduce my cost structure by 15%?"
A list of objectives the be pursued in order to achieve the main goal
A "how to guide" (including all the 5W2H points) for each objective
- Consider presenting more than one "how to do" for objective, if you think you have two (or more) ways
An Excel File to test scenarios

Consultant requirements

Able to come to Porto Alegre every 15 days for a meeting (at consultant's own cost)

Consultant should speak and write Portuguese fluently

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