In reality, organisations don’t have mirror image issues, so our services weren’t designed that way. Our Procurement Consultancy service helps you achieve your strategic, operational and financial objectives: whatever the form they take.
Ours is a knowledge and experience-led service, in which we create and deliver solutions to complex problems – through the management of spend, contracts and risk
We view procurement fundamentally as a strategic process: a critical route to supporting your business objectives through the supply chain. Whether it’s market/benchmarking evaluation or risk management; whole-life costing analysis or consideration of your social return on investment – we bring experience and intellect to your procurement, delivered pragmatically and efficiently. Above all, we don’t offer anything that we have not already successfully delivered in our previous organisations or for other clients: a level of expertise that we believe sets us apart from other consultancies.
Our engagements are delivered by seasoned procurement experts, whether one of our Directors or one of our network of experienced Associates: all of whom have deep experience in management consultancy and in-house procurement – leading organisations through complex periods of ‘procurement change’. Our resources include tried and tested methodologies: best practice techniques, benchmark data, analytical tools and templates and significant market intelligence.
Our engagements will typically be focused around the following areas:
Procurement Transformation and Capability Development
From improving your processes, procedures and policies, to a complete re-engineering of your procurement function: we will work with you to achieve a best fit with your business needs.
Strategic Cost Management
Commercial cost models can be complex and designed to fool the unprepared. We help our clients
- Draw sound and logical conclusions by making the complex simple
- Analyse and identify immediate cost saving opportunities to deliver sustainable benefit to your bottom line.
Risk and Sustainability
We can help you assess the level of risk that is appropriate to your business and is fair and manageable for both parties; and develop a competitive, sustainable supply chain that support your CSR (corporate social responsibility) objectives. We will follow best practice principles to help you develop and implement sustainable purchasing practices and policies.
Contracting and Compliance
Active contract management can help drive both internal and external compliance, reduce costs and increase savings: businesses maximise savings when on-contract spend is high and off-contract (ad-hoc) spend is low. From face-to-face negotiation and contract drafting through to a review of a supplier’s contract terms, we can support you at any stage of the process.