About Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing is a specialist consulting firm focusing on delivering practical “End to End” Supply Chain solutions across multiple industries. Our team has proven experience in developing strategic thinking and delivering practical implementation of projects with sustainable results.

Strategic Sourcing is challenging the traditional high end, tier one multi-national consulting firms by leveraging its strategic thinking, delivering practical results, and up-skilling client capabilities to ensure transfer of knowledge. This approach ensures a sustainable return of investment (ROI).

Resources and Sector Specialisation

Strategic Sourcing is an international business employing specialist teams of project managers and analysts with experience spanning Services, Manufacturing, Distribution, Aviation, and Defence. Project history traverses business process improvement, procurement reviews, regulatory compliance, supply chain optimisation, and ERP implementation.

Methodology and Services

Strategic Sourcing works in parallel with client organisations to rapidly gain an understanding of their commercial and competitive environments, identifying challenges in capability, policies, and procedures. Commercial outcomes include increased operational efficiency, budget management, improved financial control, and cost rationalisation.

Global Clients and Knowledge

Strategic Sourcing has financial diagnostic and cost management experience in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia Pacific. The team has managed numerous international expenditure and resource review engagements with global organisations. In Strategic Sourcing's experience, industries develop "contractual or procedural norm" that may not maintain pace with developments in the wider market, they become out of step with evolving cost analysis and cost management technologies.
How We Deliver Value

Working alongside key personnel, Strategic Sourcing uses a combination of experience and knowledge backed by robust Business Intelligence tools to analyse the current state of the organisation, illustrating key performance indicators, and prioritising strategic and operational issues. Recommendations and a practical plan to implement sustainable performance improvements are presented in detail. Clients can elect to engage Strategic Sourcing on a project by project basis that ensures the change programme mirrors strategic priorities.

Core Capability

  • Contract negotiation.
  • Development of strategic procurement capability, processes and capability.
  • Supply Chain Optimisation.
  • RFP and tender bid management.
  • Project commercialisation
  • Strategic and industry research (including development of Crown Policy).
  • Operational cost accounting.
  • Implementation of sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes.
  • ERP implementations, (often asked to assist with correcting failed implementations).
  • Integrating data from multiple disparate organisations and IT systems via our partnership with Ceiba Solutions’ Data Integrator tool (CDi).
  • Complex financial and data analysis.
  • Business process mapping.
  • Regulatory Documentation.
  • Organisational change management.
  • Providing experienced strategic sourcing specialists to complement client teams.
  • Training – negotiation, RFP, tender preparation, inventory management, procurement, supply chain management

Industry Experience

  • Government procurement.
  • ICT.
  • Wholesale trade.
  • Retail.
  • Distribution.
  • International logistics.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Aviation.
  • Defence.
  • Research and strategy development for both Industry and Government groups.
  • Healthcare
  • Local government.
  • Freight – national and international.
  • Warehousing and distribution.

The Strategic Sourcing is a committed member of the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) and a current approved NZDF Vendor (NZDF No EBD29). Complementing the team of experienced consultants is a number of ex-forces personnel who are in a position to contribute unique support to Defence related projects. Combined with Strategic Sourcing’s wider commercial skills base this provides a strong platform to deliver on a broad spectrum of challenging projects that require the combination of strategic thinking and a hands-on approach.

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