The Hackett Group Enhances its Procurement Offerings With Category Insight Research Reports Business Wire MIAMI & LONDON -- October 8, 2013 The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) has announced a significant new capability as part of its services for Procurement leaders, a series of Category Insight Reports. Each report offers empirical analysis to streamline the market research and intelligence efforts of procurement professionals. Initial reports will cover an array of indirect spend areas, including: commercial printing; maintenance, repair, and operations suppliers; temporary labor; and facilities management. The Category Insight Reports are designed to complement the operational research, advisory, procurement strategy and insights, benchmarks, consulting expertise, and other research and transformation capabilities The Hackett Group offers. "We've developed an exceptional reputation for providing our clients with transformational insights, including performance metrics, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their procurement organization and other business services areas," said Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader Chris Sawchuk. "With these new reports, The Hackett Group dramatically extends our reach in procurement. The reports, which combine both category market intelligence along with our sourcing and procurement expertise and best practices, are designed to offer procurement leaders the insight to both accelerate and improve their category sourcing and management efforts.” Each of The Hackett Group's Category Insight Reports include the following elements: Category Overview - High-level overview of the market, past and projected growth rates and other relevant macro information. Key Market Trends - An explanation of current trends in the industry, factors influencing those trends and potential implications. Cost Structure - An overview of the industry cost structure and trends affecting change. Competitive Landscape - Identifies and profiles key industry players. Category Tools - Key tools to leverage when sourcing specific categories. Capability Maturity Model (CMM) - A spectrum of sourcing and procurement capability maturities from lagging to leading. Best Practices - Proven techniques for success in this category across transacting, sourcing, supplier management, etc. Channel Design - Optimal execution options across each major activity from source to pay. Additional Resources - External resources for additional category information. Category Insight Reports are available to members of The Hackett Group's Procurement Advisory programs, and will be leveraged to enhance our sourcing and procurement transformation client engagements. More information, and an excerpted version of the initial report covering the commercial printing category, is available at http://www.thehackettgroup.com/about/research-alerts-press-releases/2013/category-insight/ About The Hackett Group The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT), a global strategic business advisory and operations improvement consulting firm, is a leader in best practice advisory, business benchmarking, and transformation consulting services including strategy and operations, working capital management, and globalization advice. Utilizing best practices and implementation insights from more than 8,500 benchmarking studies, executives use The Hackett Group's empirically-based approach to quickly define and implement initiatives that enable world-class performance. Through its REL group, The Hackett Group offers working capital solutions focused on delivering significant cash flow improvements. Through its Archstone Consulting group, The Hackett Group offers Strategy & Operations consulting services in the Consumer and Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, and Financial Services industry sectors. Through its Hackett Technology Solutions group, The Hackett Group offers business application consulting services that help maximize returns on IT investments. The Hackett Group has completed benchmark studies with over 3,500 major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 84% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 48% of the FTSE 100. More information on The Hackett Group is available: by phone at (770) 225-7300; by e-mail at email@example.com. Contact: The Hackett Group Gary Baker, 917-796-2391 Global Communications Director firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hackett Group Enhances its Procurement Offerings With Category Insight Research Reports
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