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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Sourcing Strategy Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – October 30, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Sourcing Strategy consulting providers. Seven firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Camelot Management Consultants, Deloitte, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, and PwC. Sourcing strategy includes advisory services such as category management and supplier relationship management, enabling execution of procurement operating models and innovation in product development.

“As clients continue to refine procurement operating models, implementing digital strategies and organizational changes to support a leaner process, they also seek an equal level of refinement in sourcing strategies,” said Matthew Merker, Senior Research Analyst at ALM Intelligence. “The foundations set by a strong operating model internally are now enabling more thoughtful analysis that goes beyond the short term with greater interest in the prediction of volatility and opportunity in external markets.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: AlixPartners, A.T. Kearney, Efficio, EY, GEP, Kerkhoff Consulting, MaguireIzatt, Porsche Consulting, Roland Berger, and Vantage Partners. Other firms that were rated include: Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Drozak Consulting, EFESO Consulting, Gibson Consulting, and Houlihan Lokey.

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.

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