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Strategic Procurement

Reduce Costs, Enhance Supplier Optionality, Reduce Supply Risk,                             Improve EBITDA, Service & Quality

Benefits & Track Record

10% to 20%

EBITDA growth

40% to 100%

Improvement in near-term cash

4:1 to 8:1

ROI in year one

20+ Years


Improve exit quality, valuation multiples, and growth

$4+ Billion

In value creation delivered


Unique 100% fee-based guarantee

Strategic Procurement Optimization Approach

SGS Maine Pointe's approach to strategic procurement optimization implements our rigorous six-step process to achieve measurable, sustainable improvements not only in cost but also quality, service, speed to market, compliance, supplier risk and verification.

Our approach leverages SGS Maine Pointe’s data analytics, strategic procurement, leader & organization improvement, and industry supply chain subject matter expertise supported by SGS's market-leading testing, inspection and verification capabilities located across 140 countries.

We profile spend in detail creating category-specific cross-functional teams (SGS Maine Pointe and client), breaking through functional silos and transforming procurement into a high-value integrated strategic procurement function.

We employ a rigorous benchmarking, baseline and evaluation process to ensure the client can track the achievement of savings and benefits, and we install a digitally-enabled procurement management operating system (PMOS) to ensure they continue to drive sustainable results, as part of our Total Value Optimization™ approach to value creation.

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  • Improve profitability through reduced cost of goods sold (COGS)
  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Enhance supplier performance and relationship management allowing for collaborative cost optimization and value creation
  • Increase supplier optionality and risk mitigation
  • Improve cost, quality, price and supplier compliance visibility
  • Maintain profitability through ongoing benchmarking of your value chain and cost base against your competitors
  • Eliminate silos and drive cross-functional alignment
  • Drive measurable improvements in cost, cash, resilience and growth ​

What Our Clients Say

Experience the difference

Perspective Paper

TVO Procurement: Moving beyond the historic orientation on controlling cost in procurement

Why Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is no longer enough
  • Taking a more strategic approach to procurement and value creation
  • Checklist for making the move to Total Value OptimizationTM (TVO)

Strategic Procurement Success Stories

Driving measurable and sustainable change


Driving value and savings in a double-digit inflationary global market

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Improving EBITDA by 11% in a low margin/rising commodity market

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“I am happy to report that we were able to accomplish significant savings benefits, gain transparency into our spend and supplier relationships as well as establish the groundwork for sustainable value as a result of SGS Maine Pointe’s Total Value Optimization™ approach."

Richard McEvoy
CEO, Vantage Specialty Chemicals

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