Strategic Sourcing Consulting

Strategic Sourcing is Insight Sourcing Group’s core competency. We have performed over 4,000 sourcing projects with strong outcomes and consistently high ROIs for our clients. We blend our process expertise with deep category experience to drive extraordinary results with payback periods often measured in months.

What makes us unique is our ability to apply our process to virtually any significant expenditure area. Our firm has sourced chicken and desserts for theme parks, custom molded parts for fighter jets, and a 170-country fulfillment infrastructure for print. We can tackle your most complex or constrained categories and help with delicate incumbent renegotiations or complex make or buy analyses. And for common indirect spend areas such as freight, temporary labor, telecommunications, and other areas, we bring extensive benchmarks, custom built analytics tools, and other expertise based on sourcing these universal categories as many as 10 – 30 times per year for clients of all sizes.

Our process begins with heavy data analytics and typically includes hands-on negotiations with suppliers. We help implement any new agreements that result and lay the foundation for ongoing, world-class category management. We recognize that your suppliers are often critical to your business so we take an integrity-based approach to our sourcing process. Our goal is to ensure suppliers are treated fairly and relationships are preserved or even enhanced by our process.

Insight Sourcing Group performs different types of strategic sourcing projects such as:

Competitive Sourcing

Leveraging facts and logic, we manage a fair and objective process designed to identify the best suppliers wherever they may reside and to negotiate the best possible agreement for our clients, considering total cost, quality, service, and other unique factors.

Incumbent Renegotiations

Are the costs with your “hard to change” suppliers fair and competitive? Insight Sourcing Group can quickly assess your agreements and leverage a tool kit of strategies to renegotiate your contracts to capture best-in-market pricing and terms.

Consortium Programs

Insight Sourcing Group has multiple consortia programs that provide members with aggregated pricing and terms and all of the ongoing management necessary to help you achieve significant procurement cost reduction.

Complex Decision Support

Have a complex make/buy or outsourcing decision to make? We can provide the heavy analytics to fully understand true current costs and get proposals from third parties that are easily comparable. Our decision support services bring clarity to the complex and dramatically lower risk.

Low Cost Country Sourcing

Insight Sourcing Group can search anywhere in the world, in any domestic region, for the best suppliers to fill your requirements

“I highly recommend Insight Sourcing Group. After a broad sourcing campaign, we saved over $24 million on a $120 million spend base.”


EVP of Global Sourcing
$500MM PE-Owned Manufacturer

SOURCING SUCCESS SNAPSHOT

  • Executed 20 sourcing projects for $8B retailer to achieve $17MM in annual savings
  • Drove over $22MM in recurring savings across 33 spend categories for a commercial print company as part of an M&A Integration project
  • Delivered $150MM in savings for Fortune 100 retailer through sourcing projects including armored car, temporary labor, electrical services, printing, and more
  • Generated $7MM in savings across 10 sourcing projects for leading business services provider

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Strategic Sourcing Vs. Traditional Purchasing & The Impact On Your Bottom Line

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“We have partnered with Insight Sourcing Group since 2006. We are a founding member of their Office Supplies consortium and a SpendHQ client. Insight has helped us achieve significant savings in complex areas such as Transportation, Marketing, Raw Materials, and IT. We have active sourcing projects going on currently. I highly recommend them.”

Tracey Whiston
Vice President of Procurement
Aaron’s, Inc.

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