Procurement and Supply Chain Alignment
Leading edge organizations understand that procurement is not just about legal agreements…it’s about aligning industry and supply chain capabilities against strategic business/program goals. Censeo provides a comprehensive set of services and expertise drive strategic value through procurement, including:
Strategic Sourcing Facilitation and Implementation
Requirements Analysis and Demand Management
Market Analysis and Alignment
Total Cost Management
Supplier Relationship and Risk Management
Censeo has helped our clients strategically source billions of dollars of goods and services, ranging from complex services and equipment to the IT equipment and services. Our 360° IMPACT approach goes well beyond volume leverage by identifying cost savings through our supply chain value enhancement and cost management strategy. This holistic and collaborative approach establishes clear linkages of supply chain requirements to strategic business goals, and compliments supplier value and cost drivers with internal drivers to influence internal policy, demand planning and requirements management. Upfront planning and demand management are often times a source of untapped cost savings for large, complex organizations.
Our comprehensive market analysis and alignment has been applied to a range of industries and markets worldwide to understand the market dynamics between the demand and supply sides of a given sector. For example, uncovering supply-side vendor economics is based on a total lifecycle cost framework to understand cost elements vs. cost drivers. We conduct in depth secondary and primary research, leveraging our research partners and network of subject matter experts as required.
Gaining transparency into supplier cost structures not only helps our clients negotiate better contracts, but helps develop stronger partnerships with their suppliers, creating win-win, collaborative supplier relationships by aligning needs with capabilities and identifying joint cost reduction opportunities.