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        Gibson works closely with our clients' executives and cross-functional sourcing teams guiding them through each step of our 11 Gate Process.

        • Understanding Business Environment
          • Visit and interview various functional areas (example: engineering, finance, systems, purchasing, manufacturing, senior management, sales and marketing, quality, etc.) to understand the process business.
          • Distribute data requests and key questions to facilitate information gathering and analysis.
          • Potentially interview 6-10 key suppliers – these provide intelligence with respect to priorities, concerns, strategic issues and any critical performance problems.
        • Data Collection & Analysis
          • Obtain electronic data downloads for all purchasing areas included in scope of project:
            • Direct Spends – including historical A/P and P.O. SKU-level purchase detail
            • Indirect Spends - historical A/P
          • Analyze historic data to define and refine the detailed historic and current cost baselines.
          • Obtain copies of existing major supplier agreements for review and understanding of service levels, pricing, performance metrics, and scope of existing supplier agreements.
          • Construct a consolidated annual purchase database to be used as the formal baseline for all future management analyses and savings estimates.
          • Findings and Recommendations
            • Estimate cost savings and supplier service enhancement opportunities.
            • Recommendations regarding process or organizational improvements related to purchasing functions.
            • Development of an implementation plan including a prioritized list savings by category, proposed staffing/costs, and estimated timeline for the execution of the strategic sourcing methodology following the High Level Assessment.

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