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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Procurement Operations Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – September 13, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Procurement Operations consulting providers. Eleven firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Camelot Management Consultants, Deloitte, Efficio, EY, GEP, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Porsche Consulting, and PwC. Procurement operations consulting services improve operating models to maximize cost and realize the value of the function across the enterprise.

“Procurement operations continue to elevate and evolve within client organizations, driven largely by digital innovations and cost savings realized through their implementations,” said Matthew Merker, Senior Research Analyst at ALM Intelligence. “With that expansion, however, comes increased responsibility. To that end, procurement functions are increasingly expected to step up capability beyond the confines of the function itself. Thinking outside the box to improve client business through the procurement functions and supplier networks is gaining in popularity, and consultants continue to look beyond operating model design to deliver innovations that increase the function’s impact.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: A.T. Kearney, Accenture, ArcBlue, Capgemini, Denali, EFESO, h&z Consulting, The Hackett Group, Hitachi Consulting, Oliver Wyman, Protiviti, and Roland Berger. Other firms that were rated include: BearingPoint, Booz Allen Hamilton, DSSI, Future Purchasing, goetzpartners, Houlihan Lokey, IBM, Insight Sourcing, PA Consulting, Source One, and Vantage Partners.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

For more information or to obtain the full version of The ALM Vanguard: Procurement Operations Consulting, visit the ALM Intelligence website:

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