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ISG and OMNIA Partners Announce Strategic Partnership

Insight Sourcing Group (ISG) and OMNIA Partners are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership, combining ISG’s industry-leading procurement and strategic sourcing consulting services with OMNIA Partners’ best-in-class portfolio of GPO programs.

ATLANTA, Georgia and NASHVILLE, Tennessee — August 13, 2020 — Following the acquisition of Insight GPO by OMNIA Partners in December of 2019, Insight Sourcing Group and OMNIA Partners have finalized a strategic partnership. This new agreement provides Insight Sourcing Group clients’ access to OMNIA Partners’ extensive portfolio of GPO programs and provides OMNIA Partners and its customers with access to Insight Sourcing Group’s comprehensive strategic sourcing and procurement services and technologies.

“This is a highly strategic partnership for our firm and is the critical consummation of our GPO strategy following the sale of our GPO assets to OMNIA Partners last year,” says Brian Houpt, Executive Vice President at Insight Sourcing Group. “OMNIA Partners brings tremendous scale and volume behind its robust GPO programs that give ISG’s clients access to a larger breadth of offerings with better pricing and service. We are excited to offer to our clients the broad and deep set of OMNIA Partners programs as GPO strategies remain a critical part of our client offering.”

From the beginning, it has been evident that both companies are well-aligned in serving the procurement community. This partnership provides both firms with a breadth of capability that is unmatched in the marketplace today.

OMNIA Partners’ portfolio includes direct materials, facilities, travel, HR and corporate services is a strong competitive advantage for companies and procurement organizations. OMNIA Partners, in turn, will collaborate with ISG to access its industry-leading consulting and analytics offerings for the benefit of its members. ISG will offer strategic sourcing and procurement consulting, market-leading spend analytics, energy cost optimization, and advanced category analytics to drive additional value for the OMNIA Partners membership.

Todd Abner, President and CEO of OMNIA Partners says, “As a result of the successful acquisition and incorporation of Insight GPO into the OMNIA Partners organization, the strategic partnership with Insight Sourcing Group will offer additional value to our members, as well as to the clients of ISG. OMNIA Partners continues to lead the market with innovative solutions and successful partnerships.”

About Insight Sourcing Group

Insight Sourcing Group is the largest and fastest-growing consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate savings through strategic sourcing and procurement transformation consulting services, energy cost management, and on-going category analytics and spend visibility through its SaaS solutions SpendHQ and Insight Analytics. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms. To learn more, visit www.insightsourcing.com.

About OMNIA Partners

Shaping the future of procurement through power, access and trust. OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and industry-leading suppliers have produced an extensive portfolio of procurement solutions and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide. To learn more about OMNIA Partners, visit www.omniapartners.com.

Insight Sourcing Group Ranks on 2020 Inc. 5000

Atlanta-based procurement consulting firm makes the list for the 13th consecutive year, one of only 19 companies in the list’s history to do so.

ATLANTA, Georgia — August 12, 2020 — Inc. magazine today unveiled it’s 2020 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, and Insight Sourcing Group’s continued sustained growth has earned the procurement consulting firm its 13th consecutive recognition on the prestigious list at #3,518. Only 19 other companies (0.04%) in the history of the Inc. 5000 have made the list 13 times.

“It’s a tremendous honor for us to be named to the Inc. 5000 for the 13th year in a row, and we’re thrilled to be among such a revered group of less than 20 companies that have been recognized as many times in the history of the Inc. 5000 list,” says Jake Wojcik, Executive Vice President at Insight Sourcing Group. “It’s a testament to our team’s focus on exceptional client results and our unique company culture that has helped us hire and retain the top talent in our field of procurement.”

Inc. ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

“I will never forget the day I learned that we made the 2008 Inc. 500 list at #226 with over 1100% growth. It was one of the more exciting professional moments of my career and I still have the magazine in my desk drawer. It is incredible 13 years later to remain on the list and more importantly, to continue to be a growth company,” says Tom Beaty, Founder and CEO of Insight Sourcing Group. “The concept of Intelligent Growth that we developed in the founding days of the business has served us well. We desire to be a growth company but only as long as growth does not negatively impact our culture, our financial performance, or our ability to drive outstanding client results. Although we have grown dramatically since our founding in 2002 in the basement of my home, we have leveraged discipline and innovation to grow while building the necessary processes and infrastructure to sustain outcomes in these other critical areas. Our team has done an extraordinary job.”

For the full 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, click here.


About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is North America’s largest and fastest-growing consulting firm focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate strategic sourcing savings, increase spend
visibility, provide ongoing category analytics for savings tracking, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 private equity firms. To learn more, visit www.insightsourcing.com.

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multi-platform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Insight Sourcing Group Named A 2020 SDCE 100 Winner

Procurement Consulting Firm Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020

ATLANTA, GeorgiaJune 17, 2020 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Insight Sourcing Group as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2020.

The SDCE 100 spotlights successful and innovative projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the range of supply chain functions. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects also show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.

Insight Sourcing Group received this award as a result of their work on a procurement transformation project for a multi-billion dollar apparel manufacturer and retailer that had a strategic focus on reducing SG&A costs. Historically, the client’s procurement function was a small team managing less than 10% of the total spend. Insight Sourcing Group was engaged to accelerate capture of savings opportunities and elevate the procurement function through a two-month assessment focused on:

The assessment identified $40 million in savings opportunities. Insight Sourcing Group was engaged for a second phase to accelerate capture of the first $20 million (across 20 categories), transform the procurement organization, and train the new procurement team members, who were now armed and ready to sustain savings, increase spend under management, and better serve its business partners. Ultimately, other business functions’ perception of procurement changed from “procurement is tactical” to viewing procurement as a strategic partner that they want to engage with.

Of the project, the client’s executive sponsor said “Insight Sourcing Group has been instrumental in our business transformation and has enabled us to become leaner and smarter with our indirect spend. They truly partnered alongside our team to deliver tangible value.”

“Innovation is essential in driving the supply chain industry forward, and thanks to these valuable partnerships, companies of all sizes are able to achieve success in projects that matter,” says Marina Mayer, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “From business intelligence systems and supply and demand planning to inventory reduction and procurement solutions, the SDCE 100 offers proof-of-concept that with the right planning and execution, anything is possible.”

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About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us at www.SDCExec.com.

About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is the leading consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate strategic sourcing savings, increase spend visibility, provide ongoing category analytics for savings tracking, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 private equity firms. To learn more, visit insightsourcing.com.

SpendHQ Launches Innovative 2.0 Platform

SpendHQ 2.0 Raises the Bar on World-Class Visibility and Spend Analytics

ATLANTA, Georgia — April 13, 2020 — SpendHQ, the market-leading spend analytics platform, announced today the release of their newly designed solution, SpendHQ 2.0. SpendHQ was originally founded as an internal tool by procurement consulting firm, Insight Sourcing Group. It was commercialized in 2013 and today is the largest best-of-breed spend analytics solution in North America, having processed over $4 trillion in spend for many top companies and private equity firms throughout the world.

The release of this powerful and fully modernized solution is timely given the current economic disruption. ‘During these turbulent and uncertain times, the need for world-class spend visibility and the ability to control spending is more important than ever. We remain incredibly dedicated to providing our clients access to sourcing-caliber data, quickly, allowing them to mitigate risk and accelerate savings,’ according to Tom Beaty, founder, and CEO of SpendHQ and Insight Sourcing Group.

The all-new SpendHQ 2.0 solution raises the bar on world-class spend visibility, data accuracy, and savings opportunity identification. SpendHQ 2.0 is a complete, ground-up rebuild of the original award-winning SaaS spend visibility software. Leveraging modern components and highly advanced technologies, such as AI and Machine Learning, the SpendHQ team has designed the new product as a highly efficient platform for rapid growth and innovation.

Spend Matters, the leading procurement technology analyst group, said of SpendHQ 2.0, ‘SpendHQ excels, relative to peers, at surfacing actionable…savings strategies. In one word, after looking at this capability for the first time, multiple Spend Matters analysts said ‘Wow,’ and this analyst was equally impressed.’

According to SpendHQ Chief Technology Officer Jason Bray, ‘SpendHQ 2.0 reflects a complete modernization of the software, built to be ‘future-proof’ so that as new technologies and capabilities become available, we can quickly integrate them. This entirely new platform includes all of the functionality of the legacy product but also advanced embedded analytics and sourcing opportunity identification. We have leveraged cutting edge technology throughout the product including for our frontend data transformation processes.’

SpendHQ 2.0 is a dramatic advancement in the world of procurement analytics in terms of actionable insights, speed and performance, and ease of use. ‘However, it’s just the beginning,’ says Tom Beaty. ‘Given our deep procurement expertise and daily focus on procurement optimization with our consulting clients, we have developed a vision for SpendHQ that will be unlike anything that exists in the market today. This vision is based on the actual results and outcomes we have driven for clients through consulting projects, and we will build that capability into SpendHQ and automate it.’

SpendHQ 2.0 was released on February 17, 2020. To learn more about SpendHQ 2.0, request a custom demo today at spendhq.com.

About SpendHQ & Insight Sourcing Group

SpendHQ is a SaaS spend analysis solution that provides rapid, accurate, and detailed visibility into your enterprise spend data. SpendHQ takes disparate data sources and transforms it into a comprehensive, enterprise-wide view of an organization’s total spend with suppliers. SpendHQ has over 200 customers and works with over half of the top 25 private equity firms in the world to enable these complex organizations to fully leverage their spending power and to capture and sustain EBITDA improvement through procurement savings.

Insight Sourcing Group was founded in 2002 and has become the largest boutique ‘pure-play’ sourcing and procurement firm in North America. The firm has performed over 5,000 strategic sourcing projects and has grown by over 20% a year for the past five years. Inc. Magazine has ranked Insight Sourcing Group among the fastest-growing private companies in America for 12 years in a row. It has been named the #1 Best Medium-Sized Company to work for in Atlanta and the #1 Best Boutique Consulting Firm to work for in the United States.

Insight Sourcing Group Holdings is composed of four subsidiaries. In addition to the original management consulting business (Insight Sourcing Group) and SpendHQ , the company provides energy-related cost optimization through Enterprise Energy Management, and deep post-sourcing analytics focused on savings sustainability and optimization through our newest business unit, Insight Analytics. On December 31st, 2019, a fifth division, group purchasing organization InsightGPO was sold to a large competitor, resulting in a robust partnership with expanded GPO capabilities.

OMNIA Partners Finalizes Purchase of InsightGPO from Insight Sourcing Group

OMNIA Partners Finalizes Purchase of InsightGPO from Insight Sourcing Group

FRANKLIN, TennesseeJanuary, 21, 2020OMNIA Partners announces that it finalized the purchase of InsightGPO, LLC, the group purchasing program offered through Insight Sourcing Group on December 31, 2019. Prior to the transaction, InsightGPO was one of five divisions of Insight Sourcing Group and provides its clients with highly targeted offerings for office supplies, auto rental, MRO and office equipment.

“The purchase of InsightGPO is a highly strategic fit with OMNIA Partners, Private Sector and provides its customers the opportunity to benefit from the large scale of the OMNIA Partners enterprise,” says M. Todd Abner, President and CEO of OMNIA Partners. “This acquisition further solidifies OMNIA Partners position as the leader in the private sector GPO marketplace.”

OMNIA Partners, Private Sector is a national group purchasing organization serving enterprise corporations, business and manufacturing.

“Insight Sourcing Group is focused on driving value for our clients through procurement related cost optimization,” says Tom Beaty, CEO, Insight Sourcing Group. “In order to take the benefits of a GPO strategy to the next level, we looked to the market and OMNIA Partners stood out as the definitive leader in the GPO space. OMNIA Partners is the GPO best positioned to strengthen the programs offered to our membership. We believe this transaction will bring tremendous value to our clients in the form of greater leverage and a much broader portfolio of categories.”

About OMNIA Partners

Shaping the future of procurement through power, access and trust. OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and industry-leading suppliers have produced an extensive portfolio of procurement solutions and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide. To learn more about OMNIA Partners, visit www.omniapartners.com.

About Insight Sourcing Group

Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate savings through strategic sourcing and procurement transformation consulting services, energy cost management, on-going category analytics, and spend visibility through its SaaS solution SpendHQ. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms.

Insight Sourcing Group Ranked A Fastest Growing Firm for 2019

Atlanta-based consulting firm Insight Sourcing Group ranks as the fastest-growing procurement consultancy in the world and top 25 among all consulting firms for 2019, according to Consulting magazine.

ATLANTA, Georgia — October 29, 2019 — For the second time in 2019, Consulting magazine recognizes  Insight Sourcing Group as a leader among its consulting firm peers.  In September, the firm made Consulting‘s Best Firms to Work For list, ranking #11 for firms with less than 250 consultants.  This month, Insight Sourcing Group has announced it ranked #24 on Consulting‘s Fastest Growing Firms list, making it the fastest-growing procurement consultancy in the world in 2019.

In all, only 52 firms qualified for this year’s ranking and those firms compiled an average growth rate of 233 percent.

“With this type of growth—an average of 233 percent—there’s no doubt these 52 consulting firms are among the fastest growing in the consulting profession,” said Joseph Kornik, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Consulting magazine. “As a result, they are shaking up the industry as growth brings opportunities.”

Insight Sourcing Group was named one of the fastest growing consulting firms in 2019 by Consulting magazine, making it the fastest growing procurement consultancy in the world.

“Being named a fastest-growing firm is affirmation that we’re doing things right⁠—for both our employees and our clients,” says Brent Eiland, president of Insight Sourcing Group. “For our clients, it’s truly a testament to the long term relationships we’ve developed and the confidence they have to not only continue to leverage our services, but to recommend us to others as well. We’re deeply honored by that trust.”

For the full list of 2019’s Fastest Growing Firms, click here.


About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate strategic sourcing savings, increase spend visibility, provide ongoing category analytics for savings tracking, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms. To learn more, visit www.insightsourcing.com.

About Consulting Magazine
Consulting® magazine is the flagship publication of the consulting profession featuring the latest information on consulting careers, thought leadership and corporate strategies. In addition to providing industry insights, Consulting® hosts award dinners as part of our Achievement Awards series—honoring Women Leaders in Consulting, The Top 25 Consultants, The Rising Stars of the Profession, The Best Firms to Work For, and The Global Leaders in Consulting. Please visit www.consultingmagazine.com for more information.

Insight Sourcing Group Ranks for 12th Straight Year on Inc. 5000

Atlanta-based consulting firm continues explosive growth; makes Inc. 5000 for twelfth consecutive year

ATLANTA, Georgia — August 18, 2019 — Insight Sourcing Group, the leading management consulting firm dedicated to helping companies achieve impactful bottom-line results through procurement optimization, has once again earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies.

The Atlanta-based firm ranked #3130 on this year’s list, climbing 616 spots from the previous year due to an explosive three year growth rate of 117%. This marks the firm’s twelfth consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 (including one year on the Inc. 500), illustrating a continued pattern of strong growth for Insight Sourcing Group.

“Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once,” said James Ledbetter, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Media. “A mere tenth of a percent of companies have made the list 12 times.”

“It is an incredible honor to rank on the Inc. 5000 for the 12th time,” says Tom Beaty, founder and CEO of Insight Sourcing Group. “Our sustained growth over such a long period of time is a testament to our incredible team, who are constantly innovating and finding new ways to help our clients achieve transformational results.”

For the full 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies, click here.


About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate strategic sourcing savings, increase spend visibility, provide ongoing category analytics for savings tracking, and implement procurement best practices. Insight Sourcing Group has worked with hundreds of corporate clients of all sizes and over 50 Private Equity firms. To learn more, visit www.insightsourcing.com.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Insight Sourcing Group a Finalist in 2019 World Procurement Awards

Insight Sourcing Group is shortlisted as finalist for two categories in the 2019 World Procurement Awards

ATLANTA, GeorgiaApril 16, 2019–Insight Sourcing Group, the largest consulting firm focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related cost reduction, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Best Procurement Consultancy Project in the 2019 World Procurement Awards. Its spend analytics business unit, SpendHQ, is a finalist in the Best Procurement Technology category.

Hosted by Procurement Leaders (the world’s foremost procurement insight and peer networking company), the World Procurement Awards are the most celebrated and sought-after awards in procurement, recognizing the most impressive procurement projects, people and organisations across the globe.

“It’s an honor for our firm to be shortlisted for two of World Procurement Awards including the Best Procurement Consultancy award, as well as the Best Procurement Technology award for our market-leading spend analytics technology, SpendHQ,” said Jake Wojcik, Senior Vice President. “As procurement team’s embrace digitalization, we’ve become one of the most recognized leaders in bridging procurement consulting and best-of-breed technology to enable leadership to elevate the strategic importance of procurement optimization. We’re thrilled to be acknowledged as a global leader in both of these areas by Procurement Leaders, as it’s our firm’s goal to contribute to our field by helping procurement teams drive measurable business impact and truly earn a seat at the table.”

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on May 16, 2019 at the Intercontinental London, The O2. The ceremony will bring together over 1,000 of procurement’s elite and closes out the inaugural World Procurement Week, following the new Indirect Category Leadership Forum and industry-leading World Procurement Congress.

For the complete list of World Procurement Awards finalists, click here.

About Procurement Leaders
Founded in 2004, Procurement Leaders™ is the world’s most valued professional procurement network. A unique and vital destination that connects, inspires and accelerates our members to become more successful. Powered by a community of over 700 leading global corporations and 27,000 senior procurement, sourcing and supply chain executives, we accelerate our member’s journey to superior performance, providing access to the in-depth insight, practical tools and expert guidance they need to transform procurement into a critical business driver. For more information about Procurement Leaders, visit procurementleaders.com.

Insight Sourcing Group Named Provider to Know for Sixth Year

Atlanta-based consulting firm recognized by research and advisory firm Spend Matters as best-in-class in the procurement and supply chain market for sixth consecutive year.

April 11, 2019ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Insight Sourcing Group, the largest consulting firm focused exclusively on procurement and strategic sourcing, has been named by advisory firm Spend Matters as one of the 50 Procurement Providers to Know for 2019. This award marks the sixth consecutive year Insight Sourcing Group has been recognized as a Provider to Know, appearing on the inaugural list in 2014.

The 50 Providers to Know list from Spend Matters recognizes the best-in-class companies in the procurement and supply chain market; firms that are leading the charge on new procurement technologies and services, setting the industry standard. Vendors listed are independently selected by the analyst team over multiple rounds of debate, focusing on factors such as innovation, market presence, tech competency, and solution delivery. Where applicable, providers go through the rigorous SolutionMap evaluation process.

Insight Sourcing Group is a procurement provider to know in 2019

“In all key solution areas, procurement providers are refining and expanding their capabilities faster than before ,” says Jason Busch, Founder and Managing Director at Spend Matters. “Spend Matters continues to cover this rapid evolution of technology and solutions, and we are excited to honor the providers who set the industry standard as well as innovative newcomers. ”

The full 2019 Providers to Know list can be found here.

About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. The firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate savings through Strategic Sourcing; increase Spend Visibility through it’s proprietary spend analytics tool, SpendHQ; create rapid, quick-hit savings opportunities via its group purchasing division, InsightGPO; and helps clients reduce both their energy costs and demand through its Enterprise Energy Solutions division.

About Spend Matters
Spend Matters is the leading solution intelligence source for procurement and supply chain professionals. Combining deep technology analysis and tailored advisory services with daily news coverage and subscription research, Spend Matters is trusted by CPOs, consultants, investors and solution providers alike as their procurement technology intelligence partner. Spend Matters is owned and managed by Azul Partners, Inc.

Firm Partners with Historic Atlanta Cemetery for 2nd Annual Service Day

Insight Sourcing Group holds second annual firmwide community service event in partnership with historic Oakland Cemetery.

ATLANTA, GEORGIAApril 1, 2019—Insight Sourcing Group’s commitment to giving back to its community continued as the firm held its second company-wide volunteer service day in partnership with Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery, one of the largest cemetery green spaces in the country and located southeast of downtown Atlanta. Oakland is the resting place for several notable Atlantans including Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone with the Wind), Bobby Jones (famous golfer and co-founder of Augusta National), and Selena Sloan Butler (co-founder of the National Parent Teacher Association). Six Georgia governors and 26 Atlanta mayors are also buried at Oakland.

For its second annual service day, all 131 employees convened early in the morning and completed a number of landscaping projects throughout the cemetery’s various “character” areas including the original six acres, Jewish Hill, the African-American Grounds, East Hill, Bell Tower Ridge, and the Greenhouse Valley. Projects included weeding, mulching, planting shrubs and other flowers, irrigating, and general clean-up around gravesites and headstones.

“This was a great opportunity for our entire team to help the community in a historic Atlanta location,” said Brent Eiland, President of Insight Sourcing Group. “Our annual service day is a great reminder that it’s not always about the business, and that it’s incredibly important to give back. I am grateful to have been part of such a fun and impactful event, and I know the rest of our team feels the same way.”

Insight Sourcing Group has an internal advisory committee dedicated to planning and executing volunteer events for the firm.  The firm currently holds one company-wide service event day and four quarterly volunteer events with local nonprofit partners.

About Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is one of the largest cemetery green spaces, located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Founded as Atlanta Cemetery in 1850 on six acres of land southeast of the city, it was renamed in 1872 to reflect the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area. By that time, the city had grown and the cemetery had enlarged correspondingly to the current 48 acres.  Since then, Atlanta has continued to expand so that the cemetery is now located in the center of the city. Because of its age and location, the cemetery directly reflects the history and changing culture of the City of Atlanta and the significant events it has seen. Names of Atlanta streets, buildings, parks, subdivisions, and more can be found within the cemetery gates. An estimated 70,000 people are interred at Oakland, and while the last plots were sold in 1884, there are still regular burials today.

About Insight Sourcing Group

Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. The firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate savings through Strategic Sourcing; increase Spend Visibility through it’s proprietary spend analytics tool, SpendHQ; create rapid, quick-hit savings opportunities via its group purchasing division, InsightGPO; and helps clients reduce both their energy costs and demand through its Enterprise Energy Solutions division.

Atlanta Procurement Consultants Named 2019 Pros to Know

Two procurement consultants from Insight Sourcing Group have been recognized for their commitment to excellence and relentless focus on client results.

ATLANTA, GEORGIAFebruary 22, 2019—Insight Sourcing Group, the leading consulting firm focused on helping clients achieve cost savings and expense reduction through procurement optimization, is proud to announce that two of its procurement consultants, George Rhymestine and Lindsay Bryant, have been named 2019 Provider Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

George has over 20 years of experience in consulting, procurement transformation, and strategic sourcing. His experience includes category management and procurement reorganizational design with a focus on leveraged/direct sourcing programs and post-acquisition performance improvement.

Lindsay has 16 years of consulting experience across several industries including financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, and higher education as well as private equity. She has led projects in strategic sourcing, spend visibility, process redesign, procurement transformation, and group purchasing program development for her clients.

George Rhymestine
2019 Pro to Know Winner

Lindsay Bryant
2019 Pro to Know Winner

“Our Pros to Know listing showcases the leaders and innovators shaping the profession and making substantial impact on their companies,” says John Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “This year’s recipients embody the commitment to transformative supply chain tools and processes, earning these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”

The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. This year’s list includes the 2019 Provider Pros to Know–individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients, or the supply chain community at large, prepare to meet these challenges–and Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.

The complete list of 2019 Pros to Know can be found here.

Cynthia Dautrich Joins Insight Sourcing Group’s Advisory Board

Former CPO & Fortune 500 veteran joins Atlanta-based procurement consulting firm’s board of advisors

ATLANTA, GeorgiaOctober 25, 2018 — Insight Sourcing Group announced today that Cynthia Dautrich, a thought leader in the procurement and supply chain spaces, has joined its advisory board of directors.

“We are excited to have Cynthia join our team,” said Tom Beaty, Insight Sourcing Group’s founder and CEO. “The board has been invaluable in our growth and continued success, and we look forward to benefiting from Cynthia’s deep expertise.”

Dautrich is a procurement, supply chain and operations leader with over 30 years of expertise in creating global vision and strategies, building world class procurement teams and driving operational excellence. Early in her career, she held sourcing leadership roles with AOL and Pillsbury, and was the Chief Procurement Officer at both Accenture and GMAC Financial Services. In 2010, she joined consumer products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark as CPO, where she was responsible for $15B+ of both direct and indirect spend. She led the creation of a new global procurement organization that saved the company billions of dollars which funded growth and improved the company’s operating margins.

Most recently, she was CPO at DXC Technology, a Fortune 500 IT services company that was created in 2017 by the merger of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Dautrich joined to lead the integration of the procurement and supply chain functions, where she optimized a $12B spend portfolio to achieve best-in-class relationships, delivered $1B value during the first fiscal year, and streamlined a global organization of 1,000 supply chain team members while integrating two different cultures, teams, processes and systems.

Dautrich graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and earned an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a Pro to Know and has won numerous procurement industry awards for Best Procurement Team, Best Procurement Leader, and Best Procurement Transformation Project.

About Insight Sourcing Group
Insight Sourcing Group is the leading boutique consulting firm in North America focused exclusively on Strategic Sourcing and procurement-related services. The firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate savings through Strategic Sourcing; increase Spend Visibility through it’s proprietary spend analytics tool, SpendHQ; create rapid, quick-hit savings opportunities via its group purchasing division, InsightGPO; and helps clients reduce both their energy costs and demand through its Enterprise Energy Solutions division. Learn more at insightsourcing.com.