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Procurement Strategies By Professional Procurement Consultants


Profit can be made at both ends of the business. With companies often spending up to 50% of income on externally supplied materials and services, procurement strategies require a measured approach. Our procurement consultants can identify and implement results through innovative procurement strategies, providing a real impact on profitability improvement.

The GSCMS Logistics procurement strategies process includes:

1. Data collection on existing procurement strategies

  • Preliminary data collection

  • Procurement consultants will identify stakeholders and their needs through workshops

  • Confirm major issues in existing procurement strategies

  • Procurement consultants to sign off with management

2. Analysis of procurement strategies

  • Review expenditure history and its components

  • By stakeholder

  • Requirements and usage patterns

  • Any unique requirements

  • Identify current procurement strategies and processes

  • Vendors

  • Categorise and identify critical goods and services

  • Identify relationship and any commercial arrangements

  • Procurement consultants to assess pricing structures

  • Benchmark procurement strategies against data base and industry standards

  • Assess current policy, procurement strategies and processes

  • Procurement consultants to get signoff by management

3. Develop new procurement strategies

  • Vendor meetings re pricing and leverage

  • Benchmarking

  • Provide options and test same

  • Assess impact of procurement strategies on all stakeholders

  • Put forward recommendations

  • Procurement consultants to get signoff by management

4. Implementation of procurement strategies

  • Identify procurement strategies of sensitivity

  • Plan tactics

  • Implement changes

  • Audit

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