"Leighton Holdings has engaged Combined Management Consultants to assist with a number of strategic business and ICT initiatives. We have been delighted with the quality of CMC's consultants and CMC's responsiveness in terms of matching consultant's capabilities to our particular requirements. As a consequence, CMC's consultants have proven very effective in the roles for which they've been engaged." Jamila Gordon
Chief Information Officer
"Gazal engaged the services of CMC to assist in the early stages of our Warehouse Management and Enterprise Resource Planning Project. We felt we needed the advice and guidance of an independent and proven consulting organisation. CMC have solid Evaluation and Project Management methodologies that we found was easy to follow and work with.
Peter Goes, CMC's Managing Director has taken an active role on our Steering Committee and his collaborative approach and facilitation skills ensured we were able to negotiate effective legal and commercial agreements with the respective vendors. His ongoing involvement in the weekly SAP project review meetings has provided additional pragmatic and valuable guidance.
I would highly recommended CMC to any business that might be considering significant organisational change or an upgrade to their core business systems. The CMC team are committed to realistic and pragmatic outcomes and have delivered executive level support and detailed guidance around requirements definition, vendor evaluation and selection, project management and testing leadership." Michael Gazal
"We engaged a number of resources from CMC to assist with our ERP implementation project. CMC's Project Manager, Change Manager and Financial Consultant were highly competent in their fields of expertise and delivered the value we were looking for.
CMC's Consultants focused on mentoring and coaching our internal staff and passing on their knowledge. Everyone who worked on the project benefited from their involvement". Ole Elsaesser
General Manager – Corporate and IT
Meat and Livestock Australia
“CMC’s Project Manager and Project Coordinator managed this project in the most professional and controlled manner at all times. There is no doubt without such focus and a “can do” attitude we would have struggled severely to meet the time frames expected by the business”.
Trade Secret Area Manager
“CMC provided Sandvik with very professional support. We wouldn`t have managed to get to where we are now in such a short time without their involvement. Furthermore, through the very structured evaluation approach we now have a much better idea about whether the solution we chose was the right one for our business. I would certainly use CMC consulting services in the future.” Joerg Branschaedel
Vice President Mining Systems Ventures
Sandvik Fire Suppression Systems
“I have worked with Combined Management Consultants and their senior consulting team on more than three (3) major projects. On each project, they have consistently exceeded my expectations. Not only did they supply expertise in the Manhattan software but they also had expertise and an in-depth and broad knowledge of Technology, Industry and Methodologies covering multiple fields. They added immense benefit to the PMO at Corporate Express and our ability in delivering on $10 million worth of projects on time and within budget.
CMC’s Senior Project Managers all had exceptional communication and leadership skills and their flexibility, dedication, hard work and creative solutions assisted us in meeting our aggressive implementation schedules. Their ability to adapt to our approach and to a diverse team of individuals and personalities all contributed to the success of our projects”. David McBeth
Manager - Project Management Office
"We engaged CMC to help us with our complex ERP roll-out. The Program Manager we utilised was instrumental in developing our overarching plan and then pushing our management team to execute this with the necessary resource commitment. We also engaged a CMC Project Manager to sort out an existing business-critical installation and many of the interrelated and outstanding business issues. This was done highly effectively and without fuss. Both of these engagements have successfully contributed to growing my team's Project Management and ERP system capability" Trevor O'Neil
Chief Information Officer
Sandvik Mining and Construction
"We engaged CMC to assist us with a business process analysis and requirements definition for a replacement ERP system for our business. We found CMC's Evaluation and Selection process to be pragmatic and their templates have been integral in allowing us a "fast start" to our project. CMC's use of Business Scenarios was excellent and when it came to the Vendor demonstrations we were able to quickly see which solution would work for us. Their consultants have relevant industry knowledge in Manufacturing and Supply Chain which allowed them to be successful and reliable representatives of our business when dealing with potential vendors." Nick Melfi
Director of Finance
David Brown Gear Industries
"CMC not only brought considerable Project Management skills to our Sales Force Automation (SFA) Project, they also brought evaluation process, tools and a business acumen which allowed us to deliver a significantly better solution to the business.
Following on from our SFA Project, CMC brought similar advantages to project managing our move to a new site. At all times they were able to think outside the square and use their extensive knowledge and contacts to put us in touch with specialists in other areas such as Warehouse Design." Liz Burrows
Director of Operations
"Our project team valued the structured process and support that CMC was able to offer to us to guide the evaluation and selection of a preferred vendor for our project. As a result, we felt that the process we undertook was rigorous, comprehensive and fair." Julie Thompson
Director: Professional Development
Association of Independent Schools of NSW
"We engaged CMC to assist us with a complex tender process. From our initial discussions I felt confident of their expertise and interest. CMC presented a clear outline of the structure and direction for the project which provided me with the necessary focus. CMC's advice was sound and well reasoned and they provided a level of support which was encouraging and invaluable. The process of progressively reviewing and appraising our work suited my needs and commitments perfectly and provided me with the confidence to move on to the next stage.
My dealings with all levels of the company reflected empathy, flexibility, extensive expertise and comprehensive experience, a commitment to and an understanding of client needs and a dedication to achieving required outcomes. The positive outcome of our tender submission was testament to the significance of the assistance your company provided. Virginia Biggs
Maralow (Transport and Logistics)
"When Fantastic was looking to team up with strategic consulting partner we were focused on ensuring that the organisation was completely independent and that they had an excellent knowledge of Supply Chain, Retail and Warehouse Management business systems and processes. CMC was selected because they understood our business and could demonstrate their capability to deliver complex projects. We have found their consulting and project management staff to be diligent and highly professional, and as such have engaged CMC for a number of projects including the development of a Strategic Information Systems Plan (SISP) focusing on process improvement and IT services for our multiple brands. We then utilised CMC's Vendor and System Evaluation and Selection Methodology as the foundation for our Retail ERP and POS evaluation process. CMC has assisted us greatly in facilitating the right solution for our business. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as their core principles are based on integrity, trust and doing the right thing by their clients". Jason Jack
General Manager - IT
"Our organisation has engaged CMC resources on a number of occasions to provide strategic assistance to our business. The quality of their resources has always been of the highest calibre and we value their consulting which has ranged from business process design and documentation through to project management, training development, and supply chain re-engineering. CMC's contribution has provided substantial value and benefit to Manassen and we would not hesitate to engage CMC and their skilled staff in the future". Wayne McIntosh
"CMC added significant value to our ERP selection process, provided us with sound advice and direction, and assisted immensely in guiding us through the system evaluation process.
We particularly valued the understanding that Peter Goes had of the needs and culture of a family business. His advice was always pragmatic and of the highest professional standard." Paul Hyam
Chief Financial Officer
"CMC played a pivotal role in providing the project framework, evaluation processes, strategic consulting and business case development for the largest retail system replacement undertaken by our group of companies. Their independent advice was essential in the development and evaluation of the systems across a diverse network of stores and stakeholders." Brian Kelly
CEO (2004 – 2007)
"We have been utilising CMC's services for over 10 years. CMC provides us with the guidance and advice we need around our strategic IT direction. Their Senior Consultants have a comprehensive knowledge of the latest developments in the IT industry, so we always know that we are staying ahead of the game." Richard Brewer
Chief Executive Officer
"Our company engaged the services of CMC to provide Strategic Consulting and Project Management for our SAP implementation project.
The consultants that CMC provided were of the highest calibre and we were very pleased with the quality of their work and the results that have been achieved. Our project would not have been as successful without CMC's involvement." Herbert Hermens
Techtronic Industries (Ryobi, AEG and Milwaukee Power Tools)
"The CMC team has both the intuition and skill to identify the right project management resource to fit client tasks and business cultural needs.
Through access to a pool of highly talented individuals, a strong outcomes ethic and well developed and insightful review processes, they represent both a key resource and a powerful business partner, especially when the project going gets tough." Bruce Cooper
"Our company engaged a Senior Project Manager from CMC for our HR and Payroll Upgrade Project. Our project was perceived to be quite challenging, however, CMC's consultant was very capable with the relevant industry and technical skills that made a difference.
All of CMC's consultants are backed up by senior professionals who QA all deliverables and ensure that the project is delivered on time and to budget. We are continuing to utilise CMC's professional services for future phases of the project." John Forbes
Financial Systems Manager
"We chose to utilise CMC's consulting services because of their proactive approach and attention to detail when we were determining our resource requirements. CMC's management team took the time to truly understand the types of skills and experience we were looking for and provided the highest calibre of candidates for our consideration.
We have also been impressed by how CMC's consulting team conduct themselves in the most professional and friendly manner." Alan Diversi
Information and Technology Manager
Meat and Livestock Australia
"CMC brought considerable rigour and structure to our system evaluation process that we didn't have previously. Their independence and strategic view enabled us to move forward with a high degree of confidence that we were making the right purchasing decision. CMC's project templates and methodologies were comprehensive and assisted us greatly in our evaluation." David Bonham
"From the customers we talk to, the "brand values" that Peter Goes and the CMC team represent are "trust" and "credibility". As a vendor and service provider, those qualities in an independent consulting team are reassuring to Supply Chain when there is so much at stake for our customers and ourselves." Ian Hodge
Supply Chain Consulting
"The Bush's Group has used the services of CMC over the last year and a half and have always found the principals to act in an extremely professional and helpful manner.
Their staff are of the highest quality and produce a superb result. As Bush's implement the advice provided by the Strategic Information Systems Plan (SISP) many of the business operating issues we had before will become a long lost memory." Greg Hughes
Chief Financial Officer
Bush's Pet Foods
"CMC has provided invaluable Project Director skills through one of their Senior Consultant's - Rod Muir for several major projects within the Optus Satellite business.
The value of Rod's contributions is evidenced by the repeat business with CMC over the past several years." Mark Harwood
Manager, Planning & Strategy
"CMC took great effort to find the right quality of Project Manager who could deliver a solution for us within a complex environment." John Sear
Business Program Manager
Callidus looked to CMC to fulfill our in-country consulting requirements in the project management discipline. Chris Race
CMC's expertise in the financial services and telecommunications verticals, coupled with their commitment to delivery helped ensure our implementations were well placed to succeed.
"Eastern Nomad required a skilled consultant to implement a new web based ERP application across the business.
CMC's Project Manager has done a really great job in often very difficult circumstances and we have certainly thrown him some real curve balls of late. We are very pleased with the progress that has been made and would highly recommend CMC's project management capability." David Wrench
Eastern Nomad Buildings
"When providing Business Analysts for a number of our projects, CMC ensured the consultants were appropriately skilled with significant experience in related projects and industries. The CMC consultants had the requisite knowledge and most importantly the right cultural fit for our company.
It is assuring to us that CMC's principal provides QA of all major deliverables, takes responsibility at a management level and is involved every step of the way." Shannon McKay
Senior Project Manager
"CMC's Collaborative Risk Based Testing Methodology was judged by an independent assessor as saving 2 full time employees (FTE's) from the Testing Team." Ian Frew
Head of IT Development
Suncorp / GIO
"We had a very challenging testing project to deliver to one of our large clients in a short timeframe which meant we needed to find an innovative, effective and economical approach. The testing strategy and methodology was viewed by the client as one of the most critical ingredients to the success of the entire project.
We utilised CMC's Collaborative Risk Based Testing (CRBT) Methodology. CMC's consultants were highly professional and worked with us to develop the Test Strategy and Plans as well as to establish the test management foundation and template standards. We were delighted with the results which were seen as being a new benchmark for our industry. Most importantly, our client was very pleased with our proposed approach and had full confidence in our ability to manage the testing going forward." Val Hunting
Acumen Alliance (Now Oakton)