Today we discuss the value SafeSourcing can bring to your next fast track complex eProcurment event.
Today’s post is by Ryan Melowic; Assistant Vice President of COE at SafeSourcing.
In business today most procurement teams aren’t always properly staffed. Therefore, the cycles that would be needed to in order execute complex eProcurment events aren’t always available. In a recent example a client came to us with a project they needed completed accurately and quickly. This project involved finding R&M vendors for their 450 plus stores. The vendors needed to be broken down by industry and by location. As such, SafeSourcing would need to communicate with over 400 vendors in a period of two weeks.
When faced with a tall order like this SafeSourcing has procedures we follow which will always get us to the finish line and they are as follows.
Understanding what the host would need to make their final decision. Without knowing this it wouldn’t be possible to gather useful data for the host. If the host wants to qualify the vendors they need to know what differentiates the vendors. Examples might be size, experience, coverage and price, any combination of which may define the supplier. The raw data is fine, but not a useful format in making decisions. However SafeSourcing reporting services can provide format adjustments that easily let us manipulate data to make decision making easier.
With the hosts needs defined we then lay out a proposed method and timeline in order to achieve their goals. When using SafeSourcing our staff becomes an extension of your team. To complete the project and timeline we assign multiple members of our team to one project such as an overall project manager and Center of Expertise associates. So, if it is determined that it would take one team member 160 hours to complete the requirements of the project SafeSourcing might assign 4 member of our team to the project in order to finish in a week. We have the staff needed to divide and concur you company’s fast track complex eProcurment events.
Finally, our reporting is second to none. We insure the report package which your company is provided allow for clear decisive decisions by providing an executive summary with multiple award scenarios. These decisions will be data driven and well thought out.
For more information as to how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative. We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.
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