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August Consulting Elevates Procurement Services with Industry-Leading Expertise

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

August Consulting, a market leader in procurement and supply chain solutions, is thrilled to unveil its latest offering: Procurement as a Service (PaaS).

Tracey and Jovita in front of the Story Bridge
Introducing Procurement as a Service (PaaS)

This cutting-edge service is the result of a strategic partnership with business transformation leader and newly appointed Non-Executive Director, Jovita Gartlan.

Tracey Shearer, the Managing Director at August Consulting, recognised an untapped opportunity in the market, “We’re very excited to be launching our new service offering, which has been enhanced by our partnership with Jovita”.

The partnership was formed during Jovita’s tenure as the Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer at Abano Healthcare – Australasia’s largest dental support organisation – who engaged the services of August Consulting for a full-scope procurement project.

Jovita explained, “As a client, I realised that creating a high-calibre, in-house procurement function was very difficult, due to budget constraints and talent shortages in the market. If you could find the right people, they often didn’t have access to the analytics and benchmarks that I was used to as a consultant. Working with the August Consulting team, I was impressed with their capability and passion for procurement, so I spoke to Tracey and proposed the idea of having an externally supported procurement model. We worked out a way and PaaS was born!”

With more than 20 years of experience across various industries including industrial manufacturing, technology, retail, and healthcare, Jovita’s contributions have led to over $50 billion in merger and acquisition transactions across 100+ deals and have been the driving force behind transformations that delivered $800 million in EBIT benefit.

Jovita’s talent for leading procurement workstreams has consistently achieved impressive results and quick wins, delivering average savings from 5-15 percent.

“We’re equally excited to be working with Jovita to offer our clients this game-changing opportunity, empowering them to pursue untapped savings, especially for clients who lack the necessary internal resources,” said Tracey.

What is Procurement as a Service (PaaS)?

PaaS provides organisations with access to innovative capabilities that accelerate value creation.

It is offered in three streams: Procurement Advisory; Business Partner; and Full Procurement Service.

By accessing August Consulting’s knowledge and support, clients can focus on their core business activities, while the firm expertly manages all aspects of procurement on their behalf.

“Our PaaS offering brings our expertise to our clients to unlock the potential of their procurement strategy and seize cost-saving opportunities that have been otherwise hard to obtain,” said Tracey.

Need more information?

To explore how we can help you optimise your procurement strategy, contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels.


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