The Client contacted Velocity seeking an efficient and cost-effective solution to a number of challenges. The existing sourcing staff did not possess the bandwidth to effectively meet the savings goal. In addition, new spend categories were identified with limited internal category expertise to already exhausted staff. These factors made prioritizing which categories were the best opportunities for savings without affecting resident care, a unique, yet slow decision-making process. With an aggressive target date for realized savings, there was a tremendous amount of pressure to execute efficiently.