We are often asked what separates us from other procurement professionals and the easy answer is we “Simplify and Standardize” processes. By creating the efficiency on the front end with items and negotiated goods/services – it is then possible to drive the business toward favorable financial results.
What does it mean to Simplify and Standardize?
Simplify: For the categories we provide strategic suppliers in; we have done the market research and analysis to align ourselves with best-in-class suppliers. It is far more than just pricing – it is a total cost, quality and delivery requirement. National coverage that is scalable and continuously improving is a key characteristic of our supplier partners.
Standardize: By reducing the number of items through expense analytics and rationalization within key categories, we can go to our suppliers and aggregate spend on the then-rationalized items and drive substantial savings. We can create formularies and an ordering process which drives control and scale. While standardization is a key characteristic in a best-in-class organization, it is understood that each client has specific needs and our team flexes to those specific expectations.
Our differentiation is the team that we have and our experience in the categories and processes that are traditional in the Procurement industry. The ability to stretch our suppliers to meet the needs of our clients and to align our vertical with similar goods and services is extremely impactful to any client we have. Managing risk (through controls and standards) associated with an organization’s spend is much bigger than just pricing, it is the entire value proposition. S&S Assessment is a key to Procurement Solution’s success.