Strategic and Operational
Consulting for Procurement

Founded in 2004, CKS is an independent, highly specialized consultancy firm whose objective is Excellence in Procurement including: Audit and organization of Procurement departments, Definition of procurement strategies for high-stakes expenditure segments, Design and deployment of Procurement performance plans, Business Analysis on Procurement IS implementation projects, Integration of Procurement IS, Design of "business" applications based on the latest technologies (AI, Big data, etc.),…



The leadership and expertise of a consulting firm specializing in procurement:

80

Procurement Management Audits conducted

60

Purchasing IS design and implementation missions / Contracts / Supplies

25 000

People trained in purchasing

150

Clients divided between EU/USA, often leaders in their sectors

$ 3bn

Billions of dollars in savings for our customers


Towards a modern Procurement function

Case study

Deployment of a Procure-to-Pay (P2P) full suite for a leading European automotive retailer
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APRIL 2020

Deployment of a Procure-to-Pay (P2P) full suite for a leading European automotive retailer

Change management following the implementation of a Procure-to-Pay solution for a European leader in the field of car distribution [...]

Case study

Audit of the contractual compliance of software services
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APRIL 2020

Audit of the contractual compliance of software services

Our client wished to be supported in the performance of a contractual compliance audit of the software solutions made available on a platform open to the public. [...]

Case study

Resourcing of transport flows using e-auctions
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FEBRUARY 2020

Resourcing of transport flows using e-auctions

A major equipment manufacturer has reaped many benefits from organizing the resourcing of its main transport flows using e-auctions. Discover how. [...]

 

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Our points of view

Report/Study

Procurement process mining - Latest methods and technologies
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DECEMBER 2019

Procurement process mining - Latest methods and technologies

In virtually every industry, procurement is one of the most important business processes and also one of the less proficient... Nevertheless, the actual resource expenditure and thus the savings potential of the Source-to-Pay (S2P) process are often [...]

Articles

Will participating in British public tenders still be possible for EU businesses after Brexit?
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OCTOBER 2019

Will participating in British public tenders still be possible for EU businesses after Brexit?

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Articles

How will Brexit disrupt EU businesses’ procurement policy?
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OCTOBER 2019

How will Brexit disrupt EU businesses’ procurement policy?

Brexit poses serious threats to the efficiency and financial health of European businesses trading with UK suppliers. In joining the debate on Brexit, CKS is pleased to release a three-part article series, exploring a cross-range of potential impact [...]

 

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Webinar

Webinar on June 4th, 2020 from 3.30pm CEST / 9.30am EST: Implement a «local administration» Add-On in Ivalua Buyer
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MAY 2020

Webinar on June 4th, 2020 from 3.30pm CEST / 9.30am EST: Implement a «local administration» Add-On in Ivalua Buyer

The evolution of your organization, the regulatory framework, and your purchasing processes leads you to develop your Ivalua application. [...]

News

The most sought-after purchasing skills by CPOs in 2020
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APRIL 2020

The most sought-after purchasing skills by CPOs in 2020

Study conducted in half a dozen European countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain) [...]

Webinar

Webinar - Using e-Auctions to boost procurement value in tough economic times
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APRIL 2020

Webinar - Using e-Auctions to boost procurement value in tough economic times

The current Covid-19 crisis makes it critical for procurement managers worldwide to classify their main sources of spend and apply data-driven and software-supported methods to optimize their company’s P&L. [...]

 

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