DLO Reviews and Support

Since 2001, Value Based Solutions have been working with many housing organisations in the delivery of VFM reviews and the subsequent transformation of their In-House Direct Labour Organisations.

Clients value the approach and the benefits from our VFM/Cost Reduction Programmes which allow them to re-invest the realised financial savings back into their organisation, whilst maintaining or improving quality and service delivery for their Customers.

Unlike many other approaches, our “lean” Value Based methodology originates from the automotive sector, has been finely tuned for application in the housing sector and incorporates leading edge “lean” and procurement techniques such as Value Engineering, Target Costing, Elimination of waste and Advanced Partnering/Supply Chain Tools.

With our externally focused process, service, cost and data-oriented approach, we are experts at collecting and analysing the costs, processes and data necessary to provide high quality, fact-based answers.

We recommend solutions and improvements based on real information not opinion and through stimulating challenge. We ensure that our recommendations incorporate the latest “state of the art” IT solutions that will drive the most effective and efficient working practices.

Clients also value our ability to gather and analyse large volumes of information, identify and quantify levels of waste and develop clear, actionable recommendations.

Upon completion of our reviews, we provide support, facilitation and skills to develop clear implementation plans for your DLO.

We also provide research, analysis, and quantitative modeling to help Clients understand the costs and benefits associated with outsourcing, and ensure that any outsourcing initiatives yield both cost reductions and service delivery improvements.

We offer our services on a fixed and/or performance related basis. The performance basis demonstrates our commitment to stake our own rewards on the success of the Client’s transformation.

"Having significantly reviewed our processes and implemented changes identified by Value Based Solutions we are now showing significant improvement in the quality and efficiency of our repairs and maintenance operation.”
Mike Birkett,
Chief Executive,
Calico Housing

“Savings far exceed the fees!”
Peter Daly,
Director of Housing Services,
“Johnnie” Johnson Housing