GEP Americas

  

With locations in São Paulo and Mexico City, GEP's operations in Latin America continue to thrive. To better serve our burgeoning roster of area clients, we've recruited an extraordinary team of regional procurement specialists.

GEP's experienced procurement specialists can rapidly hit the ground running in any local or regional business center, working on-site in the local language. And using GEP's innovative GRID™ delivery model, our local and regional teams are able to obtain seamless support from global operations centres all over the world.

GEP provides a complete portfolio of procurement services and software to clients in Latin America, including spend analysis, strategic sourcing and sourcing support, category and tail-spend management, procurement outsourcing and one of the industry's leading eProcurement platforms – GEP Suite 5.0., which nine European languages, including Spanish and Portuguese. 

Our ability to successfully navigate the specific conditions and complexities of local and regional Latin America markets is one important reason why GEP can deliver significant savings to clients.

And while GEP people all over the world are diverse,  we're all united by a passionate dedication to helping clients meet their strategic, operational and financial objectives.

Solutions Highlights

Introduction

Latin America, like other regions, has its own specific procurement challenges. Decision-making is often decentralised and spending patterns are relatively fragmented. Companies confront multiple currencies, inflation, supplier duplication and logistic issues, among others. But time and time again, GEP has overcome these challenges to deliver real results to the bottom line.

How? Among leading global firms, GEP is the only company to provide a full range of procurement services and software, focused exclusively on procurement. Global at our core, we integrated best-practice methodologies learned in complex engagement across Latin America and the world, with powerful cloud-based software tools. Moreover, we provide full language support in nine European languages, including Spanish and Portuguese.

Our Latin American teams bring deep, region-specific procurement experience to deliver a compelling return on investment from your procurement programmes:

  • Latin American category expertise: Indirect and direct Latin American category expertise and a focus on reducing the total cost of ownership of the goods and services you source
  • Ensuring Savings Hit Your Bottom Line: Compliance-checking tools and procedures to ensure identified savings are ultimately realised
  • Effective Change Management: Local consulting teams with a strong focus on change management to ensure savings are implemented
  • The Right Tools: GEP’s own Gartner-rated procurement tools boost the effectiveness of our strategic sourcing engagements
  • Global/Regional Integrated Delivery (GRID ) Model: We can tap global office and operation centres to support your programmes

Find out more about Procurement Consulting at GEP. 

The case for procurement outsourcing is clear: improve and standardise business processes, free up buyers’ time to focus on category strategy, gain access to cheaper goods and services, reduce the cost of transaction processing and mitigate supplier and contractual risk.

GEP’s global footprint, deep functional expertise in procurement and outsourcing experience makes it the right partner for procurement outsourcing. Our end-to-end, source to pay procurement solutions are configurable to your organisation’s specific requirements, providing transformational efficiencies and savings that move the needle.

Find out more about Procurement Outsourcing at GEP

GEP is a true innovator in the development and application of procurement technologies to support company savings programs and supplier management initiatives. 

The GEP 5.0 Procurement Technology Suite has been built to support all key stages of the procurement process: from demand management and planning through contract implementation and onto supplier management and performance tracking.  Our European customer base uses our solutions to enable collaboration across countries and business units and drive standardization of business processes, where appropriate.

The GEP Europe team is also a major user of our procurement suite. Our consultants use GEP Spend and GEP RFx / Auction to support our strategic sourcing engagements, and our delivery teams use GEP Contract and other modules to support operational activities.

Find out more about Procurement Software at GEP.

"We focus on facts, analyses and strategies to drive decisions."

Steve Bucalo provides specialized supply chain advisory services, formulates business strategies and implements change which creates competitive advantage for many Fortune 500 companies and leading public sector enterprises. He leads client consulting teams that have produced over $5 billion of strategically sourced contracts for materials, equipment and services.

Prior to joining GEP, Steve was a Vice President of AT Kearney and a Partner with Ernst & Young. He holds an MBA from Long Island University and a BS in Economics from Manhattan College.

"Unlike others, we actually stick around to implement what we recommend. We sweat the details, to ensure the results are achieved."

Abhishek manages large-scale global procurement transformation programs. He is a seasoned supply chain professional with a strong focus on strategic sourcing, optimization of supplier network, low cost country sourcing, procurement process outsourcing and procurement organization restructuring. He has worked across multiple domains (including CPG, pharma, and industrial products) and across continents. Prior to joining GEP, Abhishek worked with Capgemini, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has an MBA degree from Wake Forest University and an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. He also holds a CPIM certification from APICS.

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