2021 Vault Rankings
- Firm Culture#17
At a Glance
“ISG has an extremely supportive culture.”
“Open-door policy with the executive team.”
“Intense work and increasingly tough clients.”
“Lack of international exposure.”
About Insight Sourcing Group
Founded in 2002, Insight Sourcing Group is a consulting firm that focuses exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement. Led by alumni of some of the world's top consulting firms, including the likes of Accenture and Deloitte, Insight Sourcing Group boasts a deep bench of experience for clients to tap into when it comes to securing solutions for procurement and sourcing challenges.
Trimming the Fat
The firm's clients run the gamut of Fortune 1,000 companies and private equity firms across a multitude of industries, including manufacturing, retail, financial services, health care, commercial services, and telecommunications. Some representative clients include lululemon, Aaron’s Inc., Under Armor, and many more.
But while Insight Sourcing Group's client base is incredibly diverse, its core skills are portable across industry lines—meaning that clients tend to have similar needs when engaging the firm: the need to improve their sourcing and procurement performance, whether by cutting costs, seeking guidance in a new area, or building the expertise in the first place. Insight Sourcing Group works on such projects from development to execution, often on a global basis.
The firm's global reach is greatly expanded by Insight Sourcing Group Europe, a joint venture formed with Germany-based pricing, procurement, and supply-chain experts Kerkhoff Consulting. The tie-up allows Insight Sourcing's clients to have access to low-cost, country-specific sourcing expertise throughout the world for U.S.-based companies, and sourcing and procurement services for the U.S. operations of European-based companies. Additionally, Kerkhoff's European clients gain access to Insight Sourcing Group's proprietary spend analysis program, SpendHQ. A win-win scenario for certain.
Knowing where your business’ money is going is a challenge for any company, and is a common reason that clients reach out of Insight Sourcing Group. SpendHQ was cooked up in-house as an internal tool for spending visibility that the firm would use to assist its clients. Eventually the product was released to the general market, providing anyone with a tool designed to find opportunities for cost savings within their organization’s financials. The tool even includes a “sourcing professional’s perspective” built into the interface. According to the firm, the tool has analyzed over $1.5 trillion in spending data so far.
In the News
Insight Sourcing Group Finalist in the 2019 World Procurement Awards
Insight Sourcing Group has been shortlisted as a finalist for Best Procurement Consultancy Project in the 2019 World Procurement Awards. Its spend analytics business unit, SpendHQ, is a finalist in the Best Procurement Technology category.
Insight Sourcing Group Partners with Historic Atlanta Cemetery for 2nd Annual Service Day
Insight Sourcing Group’s commitment to giving back to its community continued as the firm held its second company-wide volunteer service day in partnership with Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery, one of the largest cemetery green spaces in the country and located southeast of downtown Atlanta. Oakland is the resting place for several notable Atlantans including Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone with the Wind), Bobby Jones (famous golfer and co-founder of Augusta National), and Selena Sloan Butler (co-founder of the National Parent Teacher Association). Six Georgia governors and 26 Atlanta mayors are also buried at Oakland.
Forbes Names Insight Sourcing Group One of America’s Best Consulting Firms for the 3rd Straight Year
For the third straight year, Insight Sourcing Group has been ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms for 2018. Clients ranked Insight Sourcing Group high in several functional areas and industry sectors including Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods & Retail, IT, Technology, & Telecommunications, Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Travel, Transport & Logistics.
The Waterford Centre
5555 Triangle Parkway, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: (888) 973-0208
Employer Type: Private
CEO: Tom Beaty
President: Brent Eiland
2019 Employees (All Locations): 166
Atlanta, GA (HQ)
Spend Analysis and Cost Optimization Assessment
Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)
Enterprise Energy Management
Post-Sourcing Category Analytics