IPSM — think tank and community

We work with companies of different sizes and different industries, united by the desire to make their own purchases transparent and understandable. Managing costs is just as important as developing sales. The faster sales grow, the more closely you need to monitor the growth of purchasing costs.

Each project includes an IPSM core team member; for niche requests we attract experts globally: from technical engineers to vice presidents in procurement.

Maryna Trepova
Academic Lead of CIPS in Ukraine

IPSM | What We Do

Find lost profits

Through procurement audit and cost analysis, we estimate potential losses and find lost profits

Optimize costs in the supply chain

Through procurement audit, portfolio analysis and category management, we do reduce our clients’ company costs

Organize processes

We find, analyze and rebuild non-optimal processes at any level in procurement: from specifications and tenders preparation to support of contract execution

Find fraud and corruption

We make procurement procedures as transparent as possible and prevent corruption

Get to Know 6 Signs of Ineffective Procurement

2020 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey by PwC shows that every second company faces economic crime.

~ 50% of fraud was committed by internal players: employees or suppliers.

is fraud and corruption in procurement

We, at IPSM, tell you that here you see only registered and proved cases.

Fraud that you DIDN’T DETECT or DON’T WANT TO SEE is just as important as a fraud you find.

You have few new suppliers. The same companies pariticipate in tenders every year.
The company has no clear procurement policies and regulations. Departments have their own rules, limitations and work flows.
The procurement function is manually managed. There exist some policies, but in fact everything works some other way.
The department (for example, production) is responsible for every set in buying: sets a request for a purchase, selects suppliers, and confirms the work done.
Many unexpected, ad-hoc expenditures. Employees argue that it is impossible to plan in advance in “this environment”.
Suppliers word of mouth says that it’s impossible to set a contract with your company without a bribe. Or the owner / CEO feels that there are loopholes for corruption somewhere in the procurement process.

Our Clients Get Clear Measurable Results

Cost reduction


Increase efficiency of procurement


Business processes optimization


Budget savings


Improve business sustainability


Profitability increase


Among our clients



Energy companies

Banking sector





What Our Clients Say

Maryna Trepova joined the Ukrnafta project on October 2016 as a National Procurement Expert. The role included reviewing Ukrnafta's procurement system and developing a road map for transition towards the Target Operation Model. The project outcomes were delivered in professional and timely manner.
The Ukrnafta management was very pleased with the project results and is now discussing implementation of the road map, which would help to achieve savings, to improve operational performance and prevent corruption in Ukrnafta.
We would like to thank Marina Trepova for her valuable input and professionalism.

Olga SilvestrovaRegional Director – Eastern Europe & Central Asia in Crown Agents

The strategic session "Leadership" helped to deeply analyze the existing procurement process, assess its bottlenecks and work out a plan for optimization.
Special thanks to Marina Trepova for expert advice on operational procurement management, for many examples from the buyer's own practice.

Oksana GlavachekPurchasing and Administrative Director at Vodafone Ukraine

I can confidently recommend Marina Trepova as a highly qualified specialist in both procurement and training for buyers.

Inna MulyarHead of Procurement Service of SINIAT

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