Acquisition and procurement executives in the government and nonprofit space are increasingly looking at a shared services operating model to improve operational efficiency and cut costs.
A shared services model involves consolidating back office business operations into a centralized set up to provide back office services to a geographically diverse set of customers – a model that makes perfect business sense for acquisition and procurement operations.
GEP brings in over 15 years of procurement consulting and outsourcing experience with hundreds of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients, including dozens of government and non-profit organizations, to help you efficiently plan, implement and transition shared service operations to ensure enhanced customer service and reduced operational costs.
At GEP, we typically follow a three-step approach to implement a shared services environment. First, we understand the client’s requirements and develop a strategy for procurement operations. We then develop an organization to enable the strategy and also create processes and tools to achieve the strategy.
GEP helps clients achieve procurement service level agreements as well as capture and promote cost savings – key focus areas that are overlooked in many government and non-profit shared service operations.
Through proper planning and effective implementation of a shared service environment, GEP helps government and non-profit organizations lower their total cost of ownership and generate substantial savings in the long run.