ICIS Purchasing Advisory Service

The ICIS Purchasing Advisory Service utilizes extensive market intelligence, years of experience, and proven methods to drive improvements to your bottom line. It starts with a rigorous spend analysis to identify, quantify, and prioritize your opportunities; we call this filter and focus.

Next, we meet weekly, for one hour, with cross functional teams established in your organization to develop executable plans to realize the savings from the identified opportunities. Results are tracked by your accounting dept. to verify savings.

Once realized, we help identify ways that a portion of the savings can be used to improve your competitive position when quoting new business on the affected products, driving sales growth and improving the bottom line from two directions.

Why choose ICIS Purchasing Advisory Services?

  • ICIS is a global leader in helping purchasing professionals
  • ICIS purchasing advisory has saved clients over $100 million globally
  • We help clients identify cost saving opportunities
  • We understand markets and how they work

Why choose ICIS consulting services?

  • Our approach:
    • Solution-focussed, based on sound methodologies
    • Strategic, long-term client relationships
  • Our people
    • Senior industry experts, not generic consultants
    • Average of 20 years’ experience per consultant
  • Our data
    • Upstream, midstream and downstream pricing data
    • Historical and forecast (1978 to 2030) supply and demand data
  • Our market commentary
    • Market coverage of over 180 commodities, across 160 countries
    • Global network of on-the-ground reporters, editors and analysts
James Ray

Senior Consultant


James has worked in the Plastics Industry for private equity firms in engineering, manufacturing, and sales. His recent focus has been in purchasing, where the bottom line is influenced the most, dealing with billions of dollars’ worth of products to drive millions of dollars in savings.

His focus was on improving profitability by:

  1. Reducing costs using market intelligence, cost modelling, benchmarking, Strategic planning, negotiations, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  2. Improving competitive position from lowering cost, enabling increased sales growth.
  3. Establish purchasing contracts aligned with commercial contracts to reduce business risk from market volatility.

"A great Seminar for every Chemical Sourcing Professional"
Senior purchaser, Thermofisher


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