Global Expansion and Operations
KCI provides a holistic set of services to help our clients drive maximum value, reduce costs and drive top-line growth from their sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management and optimization functions. We utilize a comprehensive approach to transforming sourcing and procurement, redesigning the strategies, processes, organization, and supporting technologies needed to create a world-class Sourcing and Procurement organization. Traditional strategic sourcing programs have been replaced with rapid sourcing and cost reduction efforts, where category experience and supply market knowledge are key to realizing speed in benefits.
We offer strategic sourcing programs that are based on in-depth category experience and reusable sourcing templates, supported by e-sourcing tools and techniques, to create competitive advantage through best-in-class sales and operations planning, lean programs, working capital reduction initiatives, distribution and transportation optimization, and other operations improvement programs. The Supply Chain practice focuses on Supply Chain Optimization, Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP), Lean and Operations Improvement, and Distribution and Transportation Optimization.
How We Work
The KCI Consultancy team consists of both industry and consulting leaders, who are able to work closely with our clients' procurement and sourcing management teams to achieve tangible results. Our consultants have significant procurement and sourcing expertise, and are able to work independently and seamlessly within the procurement group and across the organization to enable change and apply proven best practices and proprietary tools and approaches that help clients drive increased value from their operations. Our consultants are able to leverage KCI's resources for needed best practices, benchmarks, templates, and other value-added enablers.
KCI's Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Chain consultants work across all industries and support industry-specific categories, such as Consumer Goods (Apparel & Footwear, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food & Beverage), Manufacturing (General Manufacturing, High Tech) and Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices). Working with our colleagues with specific industry knowledge, we are able to help our clients source categories they deem critical and/or strategic. We also help our clients source services and other indirect categories that are unique to their industry, such as contract manufacturing, contract research (CRO), marketing services, and Lab Equipment and Supplies.
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KCI's Supply Chain practice creates operational advantage by conducting supply chain opportunity assessments, which quickly identify high-impact performance opportunities in our clients' supply chains as part of our Supply Chain Optimization services. As a provider of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) services, we provide a best practice-based offering designed to put clients' organizations on the fast track to improved S&OP performance. We also offer tailored lean and operations improvement programs that enhance the efficiency of our clients' workforces and drive waste out of the system. KCI's Supply Chain services also include a suite of Distribution & Transportation Optimization competencies, such as third party logistics management, distribution network optimization, and freight sourcing.
Sourcing and Procurement service offerings include: Procurement Transformation, Spend Analysis, Strategic Sourcing, Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Process Improvement, Spend Analysis, Low Cost Country Sourcing (LCCS), Procurement Organization Effectiveness and Training, Procurement Staff Augmentation, Complex Category Sourcing, Auction and E-Sourcing Services, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), and Risk Management.