Discover the Next Generation of Savings through Procurement Outsourcing

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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A 5-10% reduction of non-core spend can translate into a 1-3% margin improvement
(Everest Research Institute)

Facing more pressure than ever to reduce costs, senior shared service and outsourcing executives are taking a leading role reducing costs across their organizations. Having already explored savings opportunities in IT, F&A and HR, leading companies are looking for innovative outsourcing solutions to drive the next generation in cost savings and have discovered the benefit of adding Procurement Services to their Shared Service or outsourcing portfolios. Offering five times more savings than other back office solutions, procurement can generate significant savings that can be used to improve margins, fund transformation or fuel growth.

Join this webinar to hear EquaTerra and ICG Commerce explain the different models of procurement services including captive and outsourced delivery, define the current provider landscape and share case studies describing how companies are leveraging PO to drive significant savings across their organizations.


Rick Bertheaud
Principal, Management Consulting

Rick brings more than 25 years of experience to his role, including 15-plus years in consulting and another 10 years in senior financial management positions in the corporate environment. Rick joined KPMG with the acquisition of EquaTerra, where he had a hand in designing and implementing leading shared services organizations across a diverse span of industries. Rick has managed both broad-based multifunction engagements and single-function projects in procurement, finance and accounting, as well as HR, throughout the process improvement lifecycle.

Tim Brown
Vice President, Solution Design
ICG Commerce

As Vice President of Solution Design, Tim Brown is responsible for developing procurement outsourcing solutions.  In this role, Tim helps clients develop solutions that drive significant cost reductions and greater control over their non-core spending resulting in hundreds of millions in savings.  Before assuming his current role, Tim led multiple teams in the delivery of services to many of ICG Commerce's customers in the manufacturing, retail, and consumer packed goods industries including two of ICG Commerce’s largest BPO Procurement Outsourcing customers Goodyear and Whirlpool.

Prior to ICG Commerce, Tim was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney working with sourcing and procurement teams at Global 1000 companies.