Strategic sourcing

Our strategic sourcing services are designed to deliver auditable board-sponsored or C-level led change initiatives demanded by enterprises and their shareholders.

We support our clients in getting potentially difficult initiatives off the ground by helping to validate business strategy, assessing the various opportunities and options, gathering the facts to support informed decision making, conducting thorough due diligence exercises, and testing the feasibility of a proposed solution in order to develop a true case for change.

An initial discovery phase articulates the key strategic business drivers and identifies potential strategic sourcing opportunities that form the basis of the sourcing strategy through activities such as supplier and cost category spend analysis, benchmarking and reviewing sourcing categories, and supplier performance reviews.

We deliver a strategic analysis to help define your decision making criteria in the wider context of the key influences and market pressures incumbent on your enterprise.

A typical engagement approach might be as follows:

1) Understand the business requirements & measures

2) Interview key executive stakeholders

3) Sourcing drivers workshops

4) Assess market for supply options

5) Target Operating Model workshops

6) Financial business case and scenario modelling

Deliverables will include:

  • Executive report
  • Decision Matrix including drivers, KPIs, weighted evaluation criteria
  • Market options and Target Operating Model design criteria
  • Recommended sourcing models and feasibility timeline
  • Strategic risk register
  • Financial business case models