Long-standing low and recently falling margins in construction are in danger of becoming an expected norm. But does it really have to be that way?
Vendigital’s transportation & infrastructure consultants have a successful track record of partnering with organisations within the rail and bus industries, vehicle operators and original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) in the UK and Mainland Europe, as well as the infrastructure operators and construction supply chains across rail, roads and aviation. Given the continuous pressures the industry faces including increased demand, changing consumer preferences, and compliance to tightening environmental standards, retaining profitability and stable growth can be particularly challenging. Clients in this space are often faced with the need to reduce costs, release cash tied up in capital, achieve challenging programme outcomes and deliver complex projects, and invest in new technological advances – all while maintaining a safe and stable service.
Our transportation & infrastructure consultants approach these challenges by performing deep assessments across a number of benchmarked industry-specific areas to identify insights and opportunities. Through a blended team of engineers, procurement and supply chain professionals, cost engineers, project improvement and lean experts, and consultants, Vendigital identifies a number of cost, project and operating strategy levers to best drive sustainable profitability and performance. These can present themselves through OEM and construction supply chain negotiations, identification of new technologies and more productive ways of working, working capital improvements, setting-up programmes for success, delivering projects better and faster, optimisation of rolling stock, and improving product and project lifecycle costs.
The Vendigital Difference
Using data analytics tools and leveraging our in-house transportation & infrastructure consultant team, Vendigital will identify technical, commercial and project opportunities ranging from quick wins to transformative solutions. We particularly understand that clients operating in this space can be constrained by functional bottlenecks and legacy ways of working. By engaging with both stakeholders and suppliers across organisations, our consultants effectively prioritise opportunities that will produce the most value to a business, at pace.