Case Studies
Major Automotive Brand Merchandise Catalog
To reduce the cost of manufacturing and distribution of mailed/bulk-shipped retail catalog to dealers and merchandise customers in North America.
Strategy:
Perform a complete evaluation to accommodate budget constraints through a detailed analysis of paper requirements and logistics for deliverables.
Results:
Maestro delivered the equivalent catalog with quality improvements and efficiencies in distribution, resulting in an 18 percent savings from the previous year.


Major Auto-Insurance Provider
To maximize the value of investment for a Fortune 500 insurance group.
Strategy:
Analyze the project in detail and determine all areas for improvement, including paper brand and stock weights, production, postage and logistics. Source estimates from strategic print and paper suppliers.
Results:
Maestro achieved a 29.5 percent savings on total procurement costs over the previously established baseline.


Major Advertising Agency
Provide cost containment in an escalating market on paper, printing and logistics for a bi-monthly publication.
Strategy:
Leverage the annual volume of the publication to create escalation clauses and price guarantees for the acquisition of paper. Analyze the print market to maximize the value in co-mailing with similar publications.
Results:
Contrary to inflated pricing in most print procurement areas, Maestro delivered annualized cost savings of 12.7 percent over the previous year.