Providing comprehensive client-specific procurement services.
Understanding procurement can often be difficult because of the lack of a clear, simple terminology to define it. To counter this issue, we attempt here to describe the service we offer in a more straightforward form. Imagine our procurement process as a luxury limousine. The procurement outsourcing we offer clients is an integral process in which our "vehicle," driven by our professional staff, takes you smoothly to your desired destination with plenty of additional services on board. Whether the "trip" you need to take is short or long, straightforward or complicated, our "ride," that is, the extensive scope of our experience and capabilities, will get you there with a minimum of bumps or detours. This is our "product" and our "art."
To repeat, while the myriad terms and interpretations common to the global professional procurement community can easily be confusing and bewildering, we make things simple, clear and straightforward for our clients. We take full control of and responsibility for outsourcing your procurement needs in a manner that ensures you get the end result you requested and expect.
Procurement outsourcing involves a variety of fundamental tasks, starting with the initial activities and running through the processes and actions necessary to secure the required outcomes and preserve the bottom-line impact as initially planned. Businesses and organizations often underestimate the impact of efficient procurement outsourcing. Besides the economic benefits and time savings that come from efficient, cost-effective outsourcing, this service also provides huge "headache relief" by releasing management from the pressure of handling procurement activities. These functions can range from broad-spectrum tasks such as global sourcing and total supply-chain management down to on-site services such as dealing with equipment installation and training, quality control and quality inspections, maintenance cost analyses, market intelligence, industry trend-and-flow analyses, price research, supplier evaluations, certifications and permissions, technical requirements and bidding paperwork, logistics and international or domestic regulations.
For all our customers, we design and implement a custom "suite" of these services based on their specific situation and needs. Almost every set of services we propose comprises different phases and stages that come together as a complete procurement outsourcing product. The tasks mentioned here are the ones our clients request most often but our capabilities are by no means limited to those areas.
In offering our outsourcing product, our primary goal is to eliminate our customers procurement worries, especially those that might come from having to cope with unexpected developments. For the most part, we strive to operate "behind the scenes" with the least disturbance to our clients. At the same time, we are completely transparent about our strategy and tactics, and we fully document the results and outcomes, which makes "after-action" analyses and discussions easy and productive.
In short, we are not your "run-of-the-mill" procurement service provider. We do not offer off-the-shelf turnkey solutions. We listen, we ask questions, we get to know you and your company. With that knowledge, we not only draw you a detailed roadmap of how to meet your procurement goals and mission, we provide the transportation "planning and execution" that will get you there worry-free. In other words, to steal a line from the US Greyhound bus line, if you "go Mercattera," you can "leave the driving to us."