Streamlines the Procurement Process

CIC Lean Procurement specialists create your value stream map

A Value Stream Map of the current state of your procurement process clearly illustrates all the steps and time spent to procure for supplies. A typical procurement process for supplies has too many steps relative to their value.

Many companies have never paid attention to the procurement process for the low value repetitive industrial and office supplies. The process becomes the same as buying raw materials: overkill. Many of the steps simply add no value and take up too much time and effort.

The Lean Procurement strategy focuses on optimizing the procurement process for this wide range of supplies. Eliminating wasted steps is the objective.

Each activity takes time and multiple departments are involved. Our Value Stream Maps point out who is doing what and for how long. Wasted activities that can be eliminates are clearly visible.

The awakening

The awakening is when you see 30-50 wasted steps in your current process that could be eliminated. The big hit is how much time your purchasing department and accounts payable department spend on these low value supplies.

Your new future state process

The CIC Lean Procurement specialists will develop and show you a new streamlined process, a future state with fewer steps and a faster method online. You’ll have online spending budgets, ordering controls, reduced paperwork and measureable accountability available online 24/7.

The CIC team does this work for you. We’ve done it hundreds of times.