The $3.7bn Tesco Booker takeover was a great example of disruption in the food distribution marketplace.
We worked with a national builder and cut £millions off their cost base, moving their business from being uncompetitive to one of the most profitable in the industry.
Procurement consultants aren't usually challenged with driving business innovation.
More likely, they are charged with reducing the bottom line financial figures.
Procurement has traditionally been seen as a back office department. But there is an increasing desire for procurement professionals to make a big impact within a business.
While in-roads have been made, there is still a lot of work to do to make procurement a driver of strategic change.
In this webinar it was discussed how 'Disruptive Procurement' can be used by procurement professionals to deliver that change.
We worked with a retailer who was struggling to enter new markets and deliver sales growth to meet their targets.
Procurement has, for a long time, acknowledged the need to look at reducing the total cost of ownership. We found this reference from 1995, but I am sure this is a topic that has been raging for decades.
As we enter a new year, its a great time to reflect on past progress and try to predict what the future might hold.
As we talk to businesses across many industries, more and more we see a desire to speed up the time to market. Be that a new product introduction, or an expansion of existing product into new markets, time is of the essence.
Topics: Disruptive Procurement
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