Low-Cost Country Sourcing

Research says best-in-class procurement organizations source at least 20% of their enterprise spend from low-cost countries.

Whether or not your procurement team has experience in low-cost country sourcing (LCCS), GEP can help you achieve more value more rapidly.

In fact, on average, GEP delivers incremental savings of 25% to 30% when sourcing from low-cost country sources, instead of domestic suppliers.

Local Knowledge is Essential

Our LCCS teams bring strong category-specific technical know-how, understanding of local policy trends, tax rules and trade-related regulations to the table.

This local knowledge is augmented with our industry-leading analytical capabilities, market intelligence and category expertise to help our clients minimize risk, maximize value and adopt low-cost country sourcing with confidence.

Our low-cost country sourcing services include:

Category Assessment

  • Spend Profiling,
  • LCCS Suitability,
  • Clean-sheet Costing
  • TCO Analysis

Market and Country Assessment

  • Country Profiling
  • Vendor Landscaping
  • Risk Assessment

Supplier Identification and Assessment

  • Supplier Research
  • Capability Assessment
  • Audits

Sourcing and Negotiations

  • Strategy Development
  • Bid Process Management
  • Negotiations

Execution and Implementation

  • Contract Execution
  • Supplier On-boarding
  • Logistics Plan Development
  • On-going Audits
  • Supplier Development.


GEP's category expertise in LCCS spans numerous direct and indirect spend categories from countries across Asia Pacific, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Learn more about GEP's low-cost country sourcing services. Contact us today