About Efficio Middle East and Africa

Efficio is the leading strategic procurement and local content consultant firm in the Middle East and Africa. Efficio has been operating in the GCC region since 2014. We opened our first office in 2017 in Abu Dhabi, followed by Riyadh in 2019. Since inception, Efficio has worked with over 21 clients covering 12 industries, helping them to deliver more value from procurement and Local Content

Our regional team operates across the Middle East and Africa bringing unparalleled, focussed procurement experience delivered within the context of the region and its culture. We combine the collective knowledge and experience of more than 500 international procurement consultants with proprietary procurement techology and 20 years of insights and benchmarks to help you deliver value from procurement, faster.

We are the experts in the region on Local Content/In Country Value, working with public and private sector organisations across the GCC to define strategies and operating models to embed Local Content/In Country Value within procurement practices and supply chain, and optimise the economic potential of these countries. 

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Organisational significance

Procurement’s organisational significance is generally low in the region as the role of procurement is still perceived as “clerical” and as a result, there is a much greater focus on cycle time than value creation via strategic category management. As procurement is not seen as an enabler, CPOs struggle with securing transformation investment from the business.

Our solution

Efficio can conduct a rapid (3-6 weeks) opportunity assessment to identify saving opportunities from third party expenditure, while defining a target operating model for the department. As a result of the assessment, we develop a practical transformation programme to establish a more strategic function with a raised profile and business case with a compelling return on investment.

Local content / ICV development

Most countries in the region have embarked upon diversification initiatives to reduce reliance on Oil, e.g. SAUDI VISION 2030, and establish sustainable economies. Ambitious Local Content targets are set on national and organisation levels. This means organisations must define and implement Local Content Development programmes to contribute towards national goals.

Our solution

Efficio has worked with several ministries and organisations in the region and around the globe to design and deliver their Local Content Development programmes. Depending on the stage you are at, we can either “Identify” or “Deliver” or “Sustain” the local content opportunities for your organisation.

Access to the right talent

As more and more procurement departments go through their transformation journeys, there is an increasing requirement of competent procurement staff which is a huge challenge in the region for reasons such as high demand, low supply etc. Staff turnover is high and training programmes are sub-optimal.

Our solution

We utilise our “Efficio Academy”, created through leveraging our 20 years of procurement consulting experience to conduct a thorough skills assessment of your staff and design a fit-for-purpose training and coaching programme for all levels within procurement. In the short term, we can leverage our 500+ global pool of procurement experts to augment your procurement department by insourcing our capability while you develop your staff and recruit the right talent.

Digital transformation

Procurement departments across the region are at early stages of their digital journey e.g. ERP implementation. With one of the youngest populations in the world and high technology adoption rates, there is a significant opportunity for procurement leaders to boost use of technology in both strategic and transactional activities of procurement operations and make the function more agile and strategic.

Our solution

Efficio can design and deliver your digital transformation journey by utilising our tried-and-tested Digital Assessment Framework, extensive knowledge of the procurement technology market and expertise of our 60-strong digital team. If appropriate, we can immediately deploy one or more of our eFlow apps, covering end to end category management, in your procurement operation.

Local Content/ICV Service

We are the regional experts in Local Content/In Country Value and have done considerable work with public and private sector organisations across the GCC to define strategies and operating models to embed Local Content/ICV within procurement practices and supply chain, and optimise the economic potential of these countries. 

Our Local Content/ICV service helps countries and companies develop legislation, strategy and processes to increase profits from goods and services procured domestically.

 

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