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Supply chain sourcing & procurement services

How can procurement boost the value it delivers? 

We help you close the loop

Accelerate cost takeout

Use analytics and team-based sprints to optimize spend, preserve cash liquidity, and reinvest the realized value across the organization.

Unlock new value with data-driven insights

Extract deep savings from direct and indirect spend, optimize inventory, and connect processes by moving to a data-driven procurement operating model.

Make sustainability part of your DNA

Reduce carbon while reducing cost, mitigate social risks, enable supply chain network transparency and drive resource efficiency and waste reduction.

Manage change for enduring growth

Gain full control over operational transformations, implementing lasting change for people and processes, while achieving enduring growth.

Be ready for what’s next

Work leaner, smarter, and more collaboratively, using a flexible human + machine model to drive seamless automation and data-driven decision making.

Drive positive impact on business, society, and the planet by reimagining procurement into a value generator.

Think differently about procurement

Pandemic uncertainty

The global supply shocks seen in the wake of COVID-19 have elevated the importance of supply chain network and supplier resilience.

Environment and social responsibility

Consumers, CEOs, regulators and investors drive the transformation towards more sustainable business, and procurement has a central role to play.

Economic volatility

Instability in customer demand, commodity prices and currencies is on the rise.

Security threats

As supply chain networks get more complex and connected, the cyber and physical security risks increase exponentially.

Global to glocal

Global supply chain networks continue to be hindered by new trade barriers and local restrictions on strategic materials.

Digital technology

Emerging communications tech like 5G will have a profound effect as a connectivity enabler.

Talent

Need to upskill procurement with the right tools and knowledge to operate effectively in the digital world.

A customer-centric supply chain procurement strategy

Procurement strategy

Make procurement an engine of sustainable growth by pivoting to an agile human + machine operating model and a flexible living digital architecture.

Zero-based spend

Reimagine cost structures with a growth-led ZBX approach that uses a closed-loop framework to drive sustainable outcomes and unlock value quickly.

Indirect sourcing and category management

Get unparalleled insights into category performance with comprehensive analytics, helping to unlock value from more mature and sustainable sourcing.

Direct materials

Optimize direct materials across the supply chain network, including design, engineering, procurement, planning, manufacturing and service management.

Supplier relationship and risk management

Maximize value of diverse and sustainable supplier relationships with enhanced collaboration models leveraging advanced analytics and technologies.

P2P process

Develop automated intelligent procurement capabilities that enhance user experience, reinforce compliance, and deliver sustainable outcomes.

Accenture has the unmatched skills, assets and capabilities to deliver sensible and sustainable savings that help clients drive digital transformation and new growth.

By the numbers

$503B

spend managed annually

878

Procurement BPS clients

18K

source-to-pay professionals

56K

projects managed

154K+

contracts managed

119M

transactions processed

Turning process friction into flow

Going beyond procurement process mining with new capabilities to deliver major value.

Smart procurement saves food giant time and money

An agile cloud-enabled platform makes purchasing quick, easy and compliant.

Closing the procurement function loop

New ways procurement can achieve sustainable value.

What we think

Fast-track to future-ready supply chain operations

How CPOs can accelerate their journey to future readiness through innovative operational procurement strategies.

Supply chain cost management: The path to growth

Companies that implement supply chain cost management to optimize spend can unlock 4x more value than competitors.

Scaling AI in the supply chain to improve intelligence

Accenture outlines how AI can accelerate supply chain transformation & optimize supply chain logistics for business efficiency, agility & visibility.

Technology partners

Awards & recognition

EVEREST GROUP PROCUREMENT OUTSOURCING (PO) SERVICES

Named a Leader in the Everest Group PO Services PEAK Matrix®

Assessment 2021
HFS RESEARCH

Named overall leader in HFS Top Ten source-to-pay service providers report

2020

Our leaders

Ramon Colomina

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Supply Chain & Operations, Sourcing and Procurement Global Lead

Kristin Ruehle

Managing Director, Procurement Business Process Services Global Business Lead

Daniel Vollath

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Supply Chain & Operations, Sustainability, Sourcing and Procurement Lead, Europe

Vivek Luthra

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Supply Chain & Operations, Growth Markets Lead

Sven Ruytinx

Managing Director – Strategy, Supply Chain & Operations, Growth Markets

Amaury Reychler

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Rob Fuhrmann

Managing Director – Strategy, Supply Chain, Operations & Sustainability, Sourcing and Procurement Lead, North America

Mansi Arora

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Supply Chain & Operations, Sourcing and Procurement

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