Current State Analysis (CSA)

ADR’s consultancy assignments typically start with an initial diagnosis of the current “as is” state  of purchasing within the client.  Since our incorporation in 1986 ADR’s consultants have undertaken 100s of these evaluations for clients in both the private and public sectors, both large and small organizations and in many different business sectors in over 60 countries globally. 

Each CSA can be used to:

  • Identify the performance gap between your current purchasing performance and global best practice
  • Highlight both the business and purchasing implications for your organization
  • Identify clear steps for improvement

ADR’s CSA is tailored to your specific needs and, unlike a typical benchmarking evaluation that compares and contrasts key performance metrics between competitors or organizations in similar sectors, ADR’s CSA compares an organization's performance against established global best practice for each of the key enablers of World Class purchasing.  Benchmarking drives performance to the best level in a given sector; a baseline review drives performance beyond sector best to the highest possible achievable level.

CSA findings and supporting analysis are presented in a report format with easy to understand graphics identifying the performance gap between current purchasing capability and performance and global best practice.

Combining CSA with Opportunity Analysis will enable you to build a business case for change and action that identifies both the changes required and the cost savings that implementing these changes will deliver.

 for more information on CSA.