Procurement consulting continues to grow at rapid pace

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30 October, 2017

PwC is a leader in the ALM Vanguard for Procurement Operations Consulting

Procurement operations consulting continues to grow at a rapid pace, impacted by new technologies and external factors that call for quick internal change in client organisations. The speed of this change necessitates the use of advisory support to keep current, providing a strong vitality for the consulting function in this space for the foreseeable future.

Procurement Operations Consulting

The leaders are at the top of the market in terms of their capabilities to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across a range of engagement models. They are unique in their ability to independently execute end-to-end projects across the full spectrum of client contexts. They range from providers in the top quintile in terms of depth of capability for low-complexity engagement models to those that combine above-average depth of capability, with the ability to deploy it across high-complexity engagement models. 

The author of the report, Matthew Merker states that “PwC’s strong depth and breadth of capabilities is brought to bear for clients in the procurement operations space, providing deep insights into industry and geographic trends that are impacting the space. The firm’s strong strategy advisory capability resonates with procurement professionals as they transition their procurement operations function from tactical to strategic, particularly through PwC’s strategic cost transformation offering.”

He identified PwC as ‘best in class’ for Strategy highlighting that “PwC’s approach to procurement operations advisory leverages the firm’s significant strategy capability, found primarily through its Strategy& division. The firm’s “Fit for Growth” methodology provides a strong roadmap for strategic execution, aligning capability development to overall business strategy.”

The report goes on to highlight that “PwC’s procurement operations consulting services are housed in the firm’s sourcing and procurement arm of its Operations practice and is composed of more than 800 global professionals. The firm’s approach to procurement operations is centred on its understanding that increasing complexity and urgency for clients in this space is driving rapid change such that clients need assistance to prioritise and capitalise upon. Cost pressures, global operations complexity, strategic business alignment, and technology infrastructure capability gaps are just a few of the areas in which PwC assists their clients as they approach procurement through a holistic transformation methodology.”

Eric Dustman, PwC’s Americas Operations Leader said:  “We are delighted to be named a leader by ALM Intelligence.  The face of operations is changing rapidly, driven by global trends, shifting industry ecosystems, and innovative enabling digital technologies. Our aim is to work with our clients in this ever-evolving landscape to address new challenges and opportunities for operations – moving Supply Management beyond the role of cost-effective business enabler and becoming a source of competitive advantage.”


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