Making sense of operations and supply chain
Censeo Consulting Group specializes in operations, supply chain
and procurement. The firm tries to break away from the traditional
consulting model by using its own methodology. The firm's model has
three main principles: focused expertise, people-focused strategy
and operational efficiency. Censeo works with executives managing
supply chains and operations in Fortune 500 companies across a
number of industries, as well as the federal government. Within the
broader areas of operations, supply chain and procurement, the firm
also provides clients with organization and workforce development,
and assists with complex procurement, integrating customer needs
and industry capabilities.
Big fish in a small pond
Censeo Consulting Group has been recognized as one of the top
small consulting firms to work for. Despite working with
70-hour-week Fortune 500 companies, Censeo beats to its own drum
with office culture: the company limits employee's working hours to
prevent burnout. The firm also keeps travel to a minimal 10- to
15-percent and doesn't require employees to relocate. The
consulting world has taken notice, with accolades from The Wall
Street Journal and Consulting magazine for being a
great "small firm" to work for. But the real proof is in the
pudding: many of its principals come from the giants of the
consulting field: companies like Bain, McKinsey, A.T. Kearney,
Boston Consulting Group, and more.
Perhaps that's a sign that the truly important size factor is
that of the clients, not the firm-and a smaller number of employees
means a bigger share of the glory.
It is no accident that Censeo has been honored as a great place
to work. These distinctions are proof that the firm is following
its people-focused consulting model, with "people" referring both
to its clients and employees. The firm shifts attention to
employees by taking on exciting, intellectually challenging
projects, encouraging creativity and initiative, offering flexible
career paths, limiting travel, keeping reasonable hours, allowing
consultants to work where they choose and, of course, by offering
competitive salaries and benefits. The firm is convinced that this
approach will lead to both happier and more productive
One key to the firm's happy and healthy employees is its
willingness not only to limit travel, but also to allow employees
to work from home. About half of the firm's 50 employees work
remotely, spending only about 10 to 20 percent of their time in the
D.C. office or at client sites. For employees who live in the D.C.
area, flexible work schedules are still an option, with some
employees allowed to work from home up to two days a week, and
others allowed to work at home up to 14 days a month.
IN THE NEWS
Censeo CEO appointed to a Board position at Women in
Censeo's CEO, Raj Sharma, accepted a position to serve on the
Leadership Circle as a "Champion of Change" for The Women in
Public Service Project , co founded by Secretary Hillary
Clinton. This position reflect Mr. Sharma's (and Censeo's)
dedication to bringing about positive change.
Censeo Celebrates Its 10-year Anniversary
In July of 2013 Censeo celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Since
its inception, Censeo's goal was to build a new type of firm, one
that is truly collaborative, and one that is committed to
delivering tangible and measurable results. Censeo has helped its
clients realize over 10X the return for every dollar spent. This
has been possible because of the joint passion and commitment of
its clients and Censeo employees.
Going forward Censeo will continue to commit to help its clients
reduce waste, create operational efficiencies, and improve the way
it work with our supply chain partners.
Censeo Consulting Group Hires John Stoner as COO and
President and Expands Management Team
Censeo announced that John Stoner joined the firm as
Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Mr. Stoner will guide the
implementation of Censeo's strategic plan as well as provide
operational leadership as the firm expands its capabilities and
infrastructure. He will also serve as Company President.
full press release here.
Writing the book on procurement and supply chain
Censeo CEO Raj Sharma wrote a chapter in a nationally published
book titled "
Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness Through New
Policy and Operating Approaches." Mr. Sharma's chapter focuses
on his work in procurement, and provides nine recommendations for
managing over 500 billion dollars spend by the U.S. Government on
purchased goods and services.
full press release here.
Censeo Consulting Group Named to 2012 "Supply &
Demand Chain Executive 100"
Censeo Consulting Group was named to the 2012 Supply &
Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 100 - "100 Great Supply Chain
Projects." The awards recognize supply chain solution and service
providers that are assisting their clients achieve supply chain
excellence and prepare their supply chains for the
post-recessionary return to growth.
the full press release here.