Strategic Sourcing

Improve Performance With Crowe Strategic Sourcing Solutions

As sourcing teams are increasingly challenged to drive sustainable savings, they must continually examine their procurement strategies. By taking a broader, more strategic view of procurement, companies can achieve significant profitability improvement in ways that do not impair safety, quality, delivery, or customer service.

Crowe Horwath LLP can help you find opportunities to enhance margins and achieve sustainable benefits through a proven strategic sourcing approach. Crowe employs a detailed analytic strategy that begins with an unbiased review of organizational spending, followed by a deeper discovery into key areas of organizational supply chain management. Our category specialists work with procurement teams to:

  • Develop the sourcing strategy
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Review and implement contracts
  • Document savings

Opportunities to Optimize and Save

Our strategic sourcing approach is designed to identify a broad range of savings opportunities, which can be found in a variety of major expenditure categories. By taking this broad and strategic view of procurement, we can help clients engage internal stakeholders and key suppliers as valued allies in the overall improvement of the business – while minimizing the time and resources required of the company’s procurement team.

Savings by Category

Raw Materials
 
Direct, Indirect, and MRO
 
SG&A

up to

10%
savings
 

up to

40%
savings

 

up to

40%
savings

Metals (shapes, wire, plate, bar, and tube)

Agriculture goods (corn, wheat, and proteins)

Resins

Chemicals (industrial and good grade)

Lumber and wood products

 

Raw Materials and products bought through distribution (metal, agricultural goods and food ingredients, resins, chemicals, packaging, and lumber)

General MRO (fasters, tools, safety and PPE, janitorial, and material handling)

Freight (parcel, LTL, bill pay, and audit as well as TL, flatbed, refrigeration, and fleet management)

Contract and temporary label

Energy (natural gas, petroleum, and utilities)

Machined metal products

Metal coatings and finishings 

 

Administrative supplies and services

Telecom (services and bill pay audit)

Procurement cards

Facilities services

IT (products, services, and audit)

Professional services

Tax Recovery

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Ron Melcher
Principal, Advisory Services
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Bart Kelly
Principal, Advisory Services