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Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)

A.T. Kearney is an expert in the group purchasing organization (GPO) space. Our proven success and continued growth assure the unique needs of each client are fully met.

Direct GPO Management
  • 10+ years of operating experience managing a group purchasing organization
  • Combined the buying power of more than 18 Fortune 1000 companies in over 20 categories

GPO Client Advisor

  • Advisory support and originating architect of numerous industry exchanges, procurement alliances and mega-partnerships
  • Regularly assist clients in evaluating GPO opportunities

Active GPO Investor/Provider

  • Investor and Board member in CoVest Sourcing Network, an indirect spend focused GPO
  • We also lead/provide sourcing services to the CoVest GPO



Pre-negotiated Frame Agreements
  • Access to contracts with preferred pricing and terms offered by our supplier partners across a broad range of spend categories
  • New frame agreements added through collaborative sourcing using our leading-edge sourcing technologies
Flexible Implementation
  • Flexibility to customize contract options on categories to meet specific company requirements
  • Direct ordering capabilities with suppliers that interface with most major e-procurement systems
  • No technology investment required
  • Optional implementation of support services for companies switching to new preferred suppliers in the consortium
Best-in-Class Consortium Management
  • Active involvement of participants in developing and setting direction
  • Formal meetings to review implementation status, discuss additional value-added opportunities and share best practices
  • Multiple yearly Members' Meetings facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights from other leading Fortune 1000 companies
  • Significant category expertise and management services ensure ongoing value through consortium participation
  • Greater savings opportunities through improved negotiating leverage
  • Immediate savings realization from pre-negotiated contracts
  • Superior service track records with top-tier consortium suppliers
  • Detailed benchmarking analysis that will help companies make the decision to join the consortium
  • Ongoing value creation through spend and savings management, pricing audits, contract monitoring, conflict resolution support, and other services
  • Support throughout the implementation process and continues through the life of the contract
  • Support from experienced A.T. Kearney sourcing consultants and data analysts
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other Fortune 1000 companies
  • Savings obtained in 4-8 weeks vs. several months when sourced alone
  • Internationally-based supplier partners who have extensive experience servicing international and national account customers
  • No up-front technology investment required
  • Direct buy-sell relationships between members and suppliers
  • Ongoing category spend and savings tracking
  • Access to A.T. Kearney sourcing expertise, intellectual capital and sourcing technology
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