Deliver Procurement Value Beyond Savings.

Achieve automation and greater visibility.

Smart Procurement

Deliver procurement value using a consulting-driven approach to enable process automation, strategic sourcing, spend optimization, supplier diversification, real-time collaboration and contract governance.

Challenges

Key Challenges Reported by Procurement Leaders

65

No Visibility Beyond Tier 1 Suppliers

55

Lack Insight into Supplier Performance

49

Do Not Have Adequate Internal Talent

48

Underutilizing Digital Technologies

48

Think Current Value Measures are Irrelevant

Offerings

Smart procurement drives procurement excellence in the core tenets of people, process and technology by working with senior business leadership to develop a strategy that is holistic in its vision and approach, thus creating a connected technology ecosystem that drives automation, delivers timely and relevant insights, optimizes costs, and enhances supplier relationships.

Management Consulting

  • Procurement Strategy and CPO Advisory
  • Spend Assessment and Strategic Sourcing
  • Category Strategy and Management
  • Enterprise Cost Takeout and Value Engineering
  • Supplier Risk and Diversity Management
  • P2P Needs Assessment and Tool Selection
  • Change Management
  • Interim Roles and Staff Augmentation
  • M&A Operational Integration

BPO / PaaS

  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Procurement as a Service (PaaS)
  • Procurement Process Assessment
  • Process Digitalization and Optimization
  • Support for End Users and Suppliers

Digital Systems

  • Digital Supplier Network
  • Supplier Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Contract Governance
  • Invoice Management
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Transactional Data Digitization
  • Cognitive Automation
  • ERP Integrations

Analytics & Insights

  • Procurement Diagnostics
  • Process and Spend Optimization
  • Spend Analytics
  • AI-Guided Buying
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Commodities Risk Management
  • Fraud Detection

Benefits

Our Smart Procurement Solutions Drive Measurable Business Value

100

Visibility into Spend

80

Faster Supplier Onboarding

65

Increase in Automation

60

Reduction in P2P Cycle Time

20

Procurement Cost Savings

Accelerators

Through our proprietary, customized accelerators, we empower enterprises to leverage cutting-edge technologies to sense risk, digitize transactions, improve supplier collaboration and accelerate technology deployments.

SENSE.AI
Early warning system assesses potential opportunities and risks, evaluates impacts, and enables a timely response.
  • Warnings for weather, regulatory changes, sanctions, tariffs, etc.
  • Delay predictions and value-at-risk estimations for shipments.
  • Benchmarking and scenario analysis from 100,000+ events.
DOC.AI
Extract information from unstructured transactional documents using OCR and reduce manual work ten-fold.
  • Automatically extract key data fields with OCR/AI algorithms.
  • Quick document handling with higher degree of data accuracy.
  • Transfer extracted data into digital systems and workflows.
PROCURE.AI
Leverage real-time market intelligence and forecasting recommendations to support procurement decisions.
  • Commodity pricing (current and forecast) and market events.
  • Supplier contracts impacted by events and pricing fluctuations.
  • Key supply/demand locations and export/import countries.
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COLLAB-LITE
Collaborate with suppliers to track POs, improve forecast accuracy, and rapidly identify and respond to disruption.
  • Intuitive collaboration portal.
  • Real-time communication.
  • Rapid requirement gathering.
  • Accurate supplier commits.
  • Material and shipment tracking.
SPEND NOW
Decision support tool provides KPI-driven spend management and procurement intelligence via customized dashboards.
  • Intuitive dashboards.
  • Spend visibility.
  • Descriptive analytics.
  • Predictive analytics.
  • Minimum 3% savings.
ARIBA NOW
Packaged solution for SAP Ariba accelerates deployments, drives predictable outcomes and maximizes business value.
  • Standard configurations and ERP integration interfaces.
  • Best practice templates and industry-specific process maps.
  • Customized training materials.

Partners

Stay ahead of the curve and gain added value by tapping into our strong partner ecosystem and integration engineering expertise.

Insights & Resources

Explore these resources to learn more about our smart procurement solutions.

Case Studies

FMCG Redesigns Supply Chain Planning Organization Structure Post-IBP Implementation

Redesigned planning org structure, now aligned to new business processes and objectives, mobilizes talent, cuts costs and enriches user experience.

Case Studies

Project Lighthouse Transforms Procurement and Drives End-to-End Change Management

New indirect procurement platform automates routine tasks and leverages best practices. Change management improves process and tool adoption.

Webinars

Procurement in the Auto Industry – Trends and Challenges – Aug. 24

Downward pressures to keep costs low have resulted in unique procurement strategies in the automotive industry. Gain a glimpse into these strategies.

Blog

The Risks and Challenges of Alternative Supplier Onboarding

Supply chain disruptions over the past few years have highlighted the criticality of having an alternate supplier or backup sourcing plan. What’s your Plan B?

White Papers

5 Pro Tips for Procurement Transformation Success

Avoid common transformation ‘gotchas’ and keep your digital procurement transformation from derailing and eating the ROI by following these 5 ‘pro tips.’

Webinars

How to Ensure Procurement Transformation Success

There are things you can do to ensure your procurement transformation success. Our experts share ‘pro tips’ to help guide you down the right path.

Blog

Top Procurement Challenges

Procurement professionals have a lot of power to help reduce costs and boost efficiency. But to do so, they must overcome challenges in the process.

Blog

The Advantages of Smart Procurement

Smart procurement blends strategies with modern technologies like AI, RPA and data analytics to simplify operations, identify opportunities and mitigate risk.

Case Studies

Auto Manufacturer Transforms Procurement to Drive Process Efficiency and Savings

Spend analysis, strategic sourcing and supplier collaboration have reduced lead times and armed decision-makers with quick and easy access to relevant data.

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