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Purchasing audit programs

CKS is a consultancy firm dedicated to Purchasing. We offer you an experienced and efficient project management team to totally audit your Purchasing portfolio.

Our main objective is to evaluate potential savings and leveraging tools to optimise purchasing in the short and long terms.

A Purchasing Audit is carried out in 3 stages along 5 axes of analysis

  • Organisation and competence
  • Procedures and purchasing practices
  • Opportunity assessment
  • Tools and IT systems
  • Purchasing Management

Data Collecting

  • Collect Purchasing data from your existing IT system
  • Interview purchasers and Purchasing managers

Initial Recommendations

  • Present an overview of the issues and Purchasing practices segment-by-segment
  • Conduct workshops on key subjects
  • Determine internal and external benchmarking

Conclusions leading to an action plan

  • Map out purchasing practices and category spends
  • Present risks and opportunities
  • Determine quantitative and qualitative gains
  • Set up scenarios for short- and medium-term action plans


  • An operational and pragmatic approach to:
    • analyse the most pertinent opportunities of your Purchasing Segments
    • study in detail your practices and organisation
    • Identify quantitative and qualitative leveraging tools to optimise purchasing while taking into account risks and opportunities of each segment.
  • Proficient expertise in diverse sectors to get a concrete, realistic view of practices and opportunities in different markets
  • Assessment of hypotheses using the results of past experience and benchmarking emanating from work with numerous enterprises
  • A specialized Purchasing team that can accompany you in implementing recommendations

CASE STUDIES | Purchasing audit programs