Strategic Sourcing services

Strategic Sourcing

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Strategic Sourcing enables your organization to reduce total costs, raise customer satisfaction, increase performance, and enhance shareholder value.

As Conduit Consulting® professionals takes pride in increasing our clients’ success, our firm is NOT a value-added reseller (VAR). Instead, we provide relevant client-specific advice based on objective analysis and your goals, capabilities and needs. Not only do we identify products and services which will deliver the best value to our clients, but also we design and establish purchasing organizations as well as policies and procedures to facilitate vendor selection and management and ensure proper controls are in place to avoid misappropriation of your assets.

Achievement Highlights

Conduit Consulting’s® Strategic Sourcing services are helmed by our practice leader Jillian Alexander. She has more than 25 years experience managing and advising on a wide variety of custom, unique, limited, and commodity purchasing and vendor management activities as well as designing and implementing sourcing organizations for companies operating in diverse industries, including establishing procurement strategies, policies and procedures. Her Strategic Sourcing achievements include:

  • Shaped commerically-viable final prototypes for hundreds of new products and services by sourcing quality inputs meeting specifications and cost constraints. 97% of products and services launched met or exceeded revenue and profitability expectations.
  • Ensured companies’ viability as going-concern by securing priority rights to limited goods and specialized talent ahead of competitors.
  • Reduced annual overhead costs by devising and implementing alternative strategies and processes.
  • Collaborated on the Strategic Sourcing methodology which has been adopted by many public corporations, private enterprises, and government agencies.
  • Recouped costs by negotiating remediation due to ascertaining service provider fell short of obligation when evaluating contractors performance.

To do so, Conduit Consulting® offers a wide range of services that complement and enhance clients’ internal capabilities. Supply Chain Managers, Division Presidents and CEOs most frequently request us to guide or perform the following Strategic Sourcing activities:

  • Enhance Product Quality
  • Reduce Costs
  • Plan Market Entry
  • Improve Operating Efficiency
  • Develop and Evaluate Responses to Requests for Proposal (RFPs)
  • Broker & Negotiate 3rd-Party Deals
  • Define Service Level Agreement Terms & Prepare Guidelines
  • Perform Due Diligence on Prospective and Existing Vendors

Additionally, Conduit Consulting® engagements often include training clients in our areas of expertise, developing your team’s skills and know-how in addition to enhancing your organization’s competitiveness and value.

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