Strategic Sourcing Consultants

With changing economics, advancement of technologies, along with firm consolidation, there are opportunities to better leverage your partnerships and your dollars. Our goal is to increase your company’s overall profitability by introducing new levers and insights which have a proven history of success. Our strategic sourcing consulting takes a systematic and fact-based approach for optimizing the supply base and improving the overall value proposition. Apella’s strategic sourcing consultants are focused on total cost of ownership, taking into account client needs, business requirements, as well as market conditions. We take a collaborative approach and use fact-based analyses to address all possible savings levers. Our typical engagement will deliver 15-20% hard dollar cost reduction, while maintaining and or improving current service metrics.
 
Apella’s strategic sourcing solutions are tailored to meet the specific demands of our clients, always taking into consideration key factors such as cost of change, existing vendor relationships, and quality metrics.

 

Why Strategic Sourcing

  • Reactive vendor base offering limited ongoing value recommendations
  • Restricted transparency into operating costs and active vendors
  • Current procurement resources constrained and/or highly burdened
  • Expansive vendor base providing overlapping services
  • Internal ability to quickly drive hard dollar impact
  • Lack of visibility into contractual obligations and exposure to “evergreen” clauses

 

Process

Our dedicated Team of professionals follow a proven process which will quickly and effectively deliver process improvement and hard dollar impact. Apella targets to complete a strategic sourcing project within 90 days, with five (5) hours of client time.

Focus Assessment Value Development Implementation Value Audit
Timing 10 Days 30 Days 30 Days Ongoing
Goal
  • Profile expenses
  • Identify potential target areas
  • Develop preliminary strategic plan
  • Aggregate spend Detail
  • Confirm opportunity
  • Agree to pathforward
  • Execute strategy
  • Contracting
  • Implement select vendor or new pricing Scheme
  • Monthly audits to validate impact

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Apella Value

  • Strategic Approach
  • Dedicated Resources
  • Tailored Recommendations
  • Quantifiable Impact
  • Proven Track Record