BBS often helps to augment the services of strategic sourcing and procurement groups, even within our many large clients with well-established procurement professionals. The specificity of the marketing arena often benefits from the singular focus that BBS can provide. The special blend of marketing and procurement skills within BBS helps to make a sometimes obscure and nebulous area of spend into a focal point for refinement and increased efficiency.

Some of the specific services BBS provides are:

Supplier Quality/Performance Audit

To assure the quality of services received, BBS employs 360 degree evaluation surveys, interviews and scorecards to measure the performance of critical suppliers. BBS identifies and constructively informs all stakeholders of any issues or concerns effecting the efficiency and potential for continuous improvement across the working functions.

Strategic Sourcing

BBS’ experience in developing and executing sourcing strategies will deliver strong, economical advantage to marketing-department partners. Beginning with understanding the business requirements of assigned marketing areas and identifying key short and longer-term objectives, BBS will build sourcing plans to deliver measureable results.

BBS identifies productivity gains, potential savings, and points of greater control in strategies that lead may include volume leveraging and supplier consolidation, preferred supplier programs, and establishing ceiling-price rate cards. A frequent goal is to stabilize future spending.