Strategic Sourcing services

Strategic Sourcing© iStockphoto / Ivelin Radkov

Strategic Sourcing enables your organization to reduce total costs, raise customer satisfaction, increase performance, and enhance shareholder value.
 
As Conduit Consulting® professionals takes pride in increasing our clients’ success, our firm is NOT a value-added reseller (VAR). Instead, we provide relevant client-specific advice based on objective analysis and your goals, capabilities and needs. Not only do we identify products and services which will deliver the best value to our clients, but also we design and establish purchasing organizations as well as policies and procedures to facilitate vendor selection and management and ensure proper controls are in place to avoid misappropriation of your assets.

Achievement Highlights

Conduit Consulting’s® Strategic Sourcing services are helmed by our practice leader Jillian Alexander. She has more than 25 years experience managing and advising on a wide variety of custom, unique, limited, and commodity purchasing and vendor management activities as well as designing and implementing sourcing organizations for companies operating in diverse industries, including establishing procurement strategies, policies and procedures. Her Strategic Sourcing achievements include:
 

  1. Shaped commerically-viable final prototypes for hundreds of new products and services by sourcing quality inputs meeting specifications and cost constraints. 97% of products and services launched met or exceeded revenue and profitability expectations.
  2. Ensured companies’ viability as going-concern by securing priority rights to limited goods and specialized talent ahead of competitors.
  3. Reduced annual overhead costs by devising and implementing alternative strategies and processes.
  4. Collaborated on the Strategic Sourcing methodology which has been adopted by many public corporations, private enterprises, and government agencies.
  5. Recouped costs by negotiating remediation due to ascertaining service provider fell short of obligation when evaluating contractors performance.
  • “You opened the eyes of the department on ways to improve Purchasing.”

    Cathy Smith
    Purchasing
    Chiron Corporation

  • “Jillian assisted in developing plans for Movielink, Sonypictures.com, etc. Without her skill and dedication, we would not have been successful. I highly recommend her.”

    Doug Chey
    former Divisional CIO
    Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • “Jillian’s intellect, confidence, dedication, and communication skills are very valuable assets for any firm.”

    Joerg Bieber
    Managing Director/Owner
    BIEBER KARTON AG

  • “Thank you for putting in so much effort and research, Jillian.”

    Marketing Manager
    Small Private Enterprise

  • “I look forward to working with you again. You’re good at what you do, professional, and honest and you can’t ask for any more.”

    Founding CEO
    Start-Up Technical Gear company

  • “Jillian is all about performance. I am confident that she can increase performance of any company in some manner no matter how well or poorly it is performing today”

    Former Corporate Banker
    turned Entrepreneur and CEO
    Start-Up Lifestyle e-Commerce company

  • ““Thank you again, Jillian. You’re a complete godsend.”

    Manager
    Private Enterprise


  • WINNER - Business Management Consulting Firm of the Year WINNER -- Business Management Consulting Firm of the Year
  • WINNER - Due Diligence WINNER -- Due Diligence
  • WINNER --Gamechanger of the Year -- Jillian Alexander WINNER -- Gamechanger of the Year -- Jillian Alexander
  • WINNER -- Vendor Due Diligence Advisor of the Year WINNER -- Vendor Due Diligence Advisor of the Year
  • WINNER- - Best for Strategic Development <br />WINNER -- CEO Rising Star of the Year - Jillian Alexander WINNER -- Best for Strategic Development
    WINNER -- CEO Rising Star of the Year - Jillian Alexander
  • WINNER -- Vendor Due Diligence Advisor of the Year WINNER -- Vendor Due Diligence Advisor of the Year
  • WINNER -- Best for Corporate Exit Strategy <br />WINNER Award for Innovation in Business Growth Strategy WINNER -- Best for Corporate Exit Strategy
    WINNER -- Award for Innovation in Business Growth Strategy
  • WINNER -- Best Strategic Management Consultancy Firm WINNER -- Best Strategic Management Consultancy Firm
  • WINNER -- Best for Intellectual Property Management WINNER -- Best for Intellectual Property Management
  • WINNER -- Value-Adding Consultancy of the Year WINNER -- Value-Adding Consultancy of the Year
  • WINNER -- 2013 Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year WINNER -- 2013 Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year
  • WINNER -- Business Strategy Firm of the Year WINNER -- Business Strategy Firm of the Year
  • WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year
  • CHAIRMAN’S AWARD 2013<br />
		-- Jillian Alexander CHAIRMAN’S AWARD 2013
    -- Jillian Alexander
  • WINNER -- Post Acquisition Firm of the Year WINNER -- Post Acquisition Firm of the Year
  • WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year
  • NOMINEE -- Jillian Alexander NOMINEE -- Jillian Alexander
  • WINNER -- Independent Strategic Adviser of the Year WINNER -- Independent Strategic Adviser of the Year
  • WINNER -- Management Consulting Services WINNER -- Management Consulting Services
  • WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisor of the Year
  • WINNER -- Management Consulting Services WINNER -- Management Consulting Services
  • WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisory Firm of the Year WINNER -- Independent Strategic Advisory Firm of the Year
  • NOMINEE -- Jillian Alexander NOMINEE -- Jillian Alexander
  • WINNER -- Independent Strategic Adviser of the Year WINNER -- Independent Strategic Adviser of the Year
  • WINNER -- Management Consulting Services WINNER -- Management Consulting Services

To do so, Conduit Consulting® offers a wide range of services that complement and enhance clients’ internal capabilities. Supply Chain Managers, Division Presidents and CEOs most frequently request us to guide or perform the following Strategic Sourcing activities:
 

  1. Enhance Product Quality
  2. Reduce Costs
  3. Plan Market Entry
  4. Improve Operating Efficiency
  1. Develop and Evaluate Responses to Requests for Proposal (RFPs)
  2. Broker & Negotiate 3rd-Party Deals
  3. Define Service Level Agreement Terms & Prepare Guidelines
  4. Perform Due Diligence on Prospective and Existing Vendors

Additionally, Conduit Consulting® engagements often include training clients in our areas of expertise, developing your team’s skills and know-how in addition to enhancing your organization’s competitiveness and value.
 
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