Managing Consulting as an Investment: from cost-cutting to value creation

Drive Impactful Projects, Optimize Costs, and Achieve Consulting Procurement Excellence

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Are you ready to transform your approach to consulting spend? It’s time to leave behind the 8-digit problems and step into a world of strategic optimization. This isn’t just about cutting costs; it’s about investing intelligently, selecting impactful projects, and ensuring every dollar spent on consulting drives your business forward.

We’re not just trimming expenses; we’re reshaping the entire landscape of consulting investment to align with your core business strategies and drive substantial value. Here’s how we do it:

  • Invest in the Right Projects: Shift from a ‘first in, first out’ model to a strategic, value-based approach.
  • Select the Right Delivery Model: Navigate the evolving consulting industry to find the most effective delivery approach for your needs.
  • Control Your Costs: Go beyond traditional cost-cutting to a holistic understanding of your expenses.
  • Secure the Impact: Ensure your projects deliver tangible results and align with your strategic goals.
  • Manage Your Suppliers: Evolve from administrative tasks to strategic supplier management for quality and reliability.
  • Improve Your Consulting Sourcing Maturity: Transform your procurement processes for sustainable excellence.

Why choose our approach? Because we combine the pragmatism of real-world scenarios with the acumen of expert problem solvers. In an era marked by economic uncertainties, we offer not just a methodology, but a transformational journey. It’s time to elevate your consulting spend from a routine expense to a strategic asset, one that propels your business forward in both growth and efficiency.

How we can help

Who is it best for?

Ideal for organizations regularly working with consultancies, this program is a perfect match for those striving to enhance the overall value of their investments while effectively managing and controlling costs.

What is it?

Our comprehensive approach integrates the six strategic levers to address value, cost, and people aspects holistically. This method ensures a sustainable transformation in how consulting services are sourced and managed. By leveraging our framework, organizations can ensure they are not only spending wisely but also reaping the maximum possible benefits from their investments.

What to Expect?

  • Increased Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Increased ROI
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Why we are good at it?

Our unique strength lies in our dual expertise in procurement and strategic transformation, combined with deep market knowledge and a track record of success. We bring a nuanced understanding of both the procurement process and the strategic implications of consulting investments. Our team’s experience spans various industries and types of consulting projects, equipping us with the insights and skills needed to tailor our approach to your specific needs. This dual focus enables us not just to optimize costs but also to ensure that your investments are aligned with your broader strategic goals, delivering substantial and measurable impact.

Who is it best for?

This service is ideal for organizations with significant expenditures looking to make substantial savings without compromising on the quality and effectiveness of the services they receive.

What is it ?

Strategic Cost Management focuses on ensuring that your organization is investing in the right projects, partnering with the right providers, and securing the best possible terms. It goes beyond mere cost-cutting by implementing best practices in procurement processes and utilizing proven templates and strategies.

What to Expect?

  • End-to-End Support
  • Templates
  • Market Intelligence
  • Accelerated Processes
  • Negotiation Expertise

Why we are good at it?

Our expertise lies in identifying and realizing savings in consulting spend in a manner that doesn’t sacrifice quality. We excel at engaging key stakeholders within your organization, fostering a collaborative environment for procurement. Moreover, our approach aims at creating win-win scenarios with your suppliers, ensuring long-term sustainability and satisfaction on both ends. This balanced approach ensures that savings are achieved through smart, strategic decisions rather than blunt cost-cutting measures.

Who is it best for?

This service is designed for companies aiming to establish best-in-class capabilities. It’s perfect for organizations seeking to revamp their approach to consulting procurement, focusing on efficiency, effectiveness, and strategic alignment.

What is it ?

Our program is a comprehensive transformation project that holistically approaches people, structures, processes, and systems. We go beyond the basics, ensuring full stakeholder involvement and support. This includes creating an environment conducive to value generation through training, coaching, workshops, and comprehensive manuals. Our approach ensures that the newly implemented organization is not only effective but also fully integrated with the company’s broader goals and culture.

What to Expect?

  • Regional Markets
  • Consulting Firm Profiles
  • Industry Trends
  • Pricing Benchmarks

Why we are good at it?

We stand out as global experts in consulting sourcing, offering unparalleled insights and expertise in this field. Our unique advantage lies in our dual expertise in both procurement and transformation. This combination allows us to provide a service that is not just about restructuring processes but also about empowering people and aligning the organization’s consulting procurement strategy with its overall business objectives.

Our Past Projects

Our Featured Insights

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Navigating the consulting sourcing process can often seem like a formidable challenge, filled with complexities and nuances that could easily overwhelm even the most experienced executives. However, this article aims to dispel the myths of complications and transform this daunting task into a streamlined and efficient strategy, ensuring that sourcing consulting services becomes a smooth and manageable process. Through a comprehensive guide that encompasses defining project needs, finding the right consultants, negotiating contracts, and effectively managing the consulting project, we offer a blueprint for success in the consulting sourcing journey.

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RFP for Consulting Made Easy: The Definitive Guide (2023)

Master the art of creating impactful RFPs for consulting services with our definitive guide. Learn to articulate your needs, set clear criteria, and engage effectively with consulting firms. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to RFPs, our guide simplifies the process, helping you to craft requests that attract the right consultants and ensure the success of your projects.

Our Featured Expert

Laurent Thomas

CTO, Co-Founder

Laurent, the co-founder of Consulting Quest, brings a wealth of experience from his role as Executive Vice President, Oil and Gas at Solvay and his tenure as Head of the Organization Transformation Practice Americas at Oliver Wyman. His journey in the consulting world, involving both sourcing and selling consulting services worth millions, has given him deep insights into the industry’s complexities and potential.

At the heart of Laurent’s professional drive is a commitment to enhancing value creation in the consulting space. His firsthand experiences with the challenges of finding specialized consultants and the mixed outcomes from working with top-tier consultancies have shaped his vision for Consulting Quest. He envisions it as a catalyst for meaningful change in the industry.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Laurent is an avid reader with a particular fondness for management books, a rugby enthusiast, and a hobbyist computer programmer. He holds an engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, a prestigious French engineering school.

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