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Supplier Expense Reduction Program


Reduce Expenses, Increase Cash Flow, Create More Flexible Budgets,

And Drive A Positive Financial Impact For Your Organization

SERP is a voluntary program designed to support suppliers in:

  • Driving Down Costs
  • Increasing Cash Flow
  • Creating More Flexible Budgets
  • Driving A Positive Financial Impact For Their Organization
System Stream - Reduce Expenses


  • In an inflationary environment, many suppliers are challenged with higher costs being passed on to them by their vendors. At the same time, they are striving to drive continuous improvement and value delivery.
  • Supplier profit margins may be compromised and may threaten solution effectiveness.
  • Targets may be missed if suppliers are challenged with fully supporting mission objectives.


  • Suppliers do what they know to cut costs, but how do they know what they don't know? SERP delivers a team of expense reduction experts to help suppliers go beyond what they are able to do internally on their own.
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Spend Analytics, and Price Benchmarking solutions drive down costs in over 90 spend categories.
  • SERP is an extension of your team, providing additional resources, expertise, & proprietary tools.
  • Most solutions are provided via a contingency model, with no upfront fees.
  • Result: Increased supplier profit margins and increased value delivered.


The ERN is comprised of over 24 alliance partners, to include the largest independent cost reduction consulting firm in North America, one of the world's leading specialists for cost management, and various other expense reduction specialty firms.

  • Contract Analysis & Optimization
  • Vendor Negotiation
  • 24+ Alliance Partners
  • 90+ Spend Categories
  • 28% Average Client Savings
  • 22,000+ Organization Price Benchmarking
  • 80% of Suppliers Keep Their Current Vendors
  • Geography:  North America
  • All Industries
  • Most Solutions Have No Upfront Fees
  • Sharing Of Financial Statements Is Not Required
System Stream - Assessment

Specialists, Not Generalists - The ERN has expense reduction specialists in each category. Solutions for small-medium-large organizations, centralized and decentralized procurement.  90+ spend categories, a few examples include:

  • Telecom - $4.5M saved annually for healthcare organization
  • Cellular/Mobile - 40% saved annually for large construction company
  • Shipping/Freight - $3.3M saved annually for national retailer
  • Merchant Fees - $1.5M saved annually for regional retailer
  • NSF/Declined Payments - 80% average recovery for recurring payments. No cost technology solution. 
  • Utility/Energy - 32% saved annually in real estate industry
  • Payroll Processing - $30,000 saved annually
  • Technology - 15-30% average savings, guaranteed 5x ROI.  Spend Analytics & Price Benchmarking SaaS Platform
  • Waste/Trash - 40% saved annually for automotive supplier


  • SERP identifies the opportunities for expense reduction within the supplier's organization.
  • SERP conducts a complimentary assessment to identify the estimated savings potential of each spend category.
  • Supplier provides a "Go" or "No-Go" on each project based on the results from the assessment process.
  • Each project identified as a "Go" by the supplier, is implemented to achieved the targeted savings goal.





  • Reduced expenses
  • Increased cash flow
  • No upfront fees
  • Non-intrusive, no financial statements required
  • Drives a positive impact for Highmark Health's Supplier Base
  • Requires a little time to gather information for the assessment process.
  • Some expense categories may have too little spend to qualify.


To explore your savings opportunities, fill out the short application by clicking the button below.