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A series of articles on the world of procurement from the Insider Procurement consultancy team.

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Property directors: How to cut TCO by 20% per annum AND improve service levels

Posted by Phil Denson

Property directors and facilities management companies are always under pressure to reduce costs in everything that they do, but there often comes a point when a cheaper alternative fails to deliver the service that is required.

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Topics: Case Studies, Property Management, Disruptive Procurement, Facilities Management

11 ways to drive 20% more profit through procurement

Posted by Phil Denson

When I tell people that my passion is procurement, most people move on to ask the person next to me what they do for a living. A few others ask questions about the biggest tender I have ever dealt with, or how I feel about supermarkets bullying tactics with food growers and the like.

The uninitiated think that as procurement professionals we spend our time creating tender documents and beating up suppliers on price.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Our approach is VERY different.

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Topics: Case Studies, Innovation, Procurement Consultancy

A 12 point checklist for choosing the best procurement consultant

Posted by Phil Denson

The best procurement consultancy firm for your business will be able to drive value in the shortest time period.  How do you test their ability?

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy

How to run a first class procurement consultancy practice

Posted by Phil Denson

Most consulting firms work like this:

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy, Procurement People

Preparing for Brexit - 7 things procurement teams should do now

Posted by Phil Denson

Recent surveys show that many UK businesses are already preparing themselves for BREXIT by redesigning their supply chains in favour of UK companies.

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy, Supply Chain Management

Lowering costs and reducing fix times for field service companies

Posted by Phil Denson

Procurement can and should focus not only backwards into the supply chain, but forwards. Procurement should look at the needs of the customer and create supply solutions that meet their demands.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

Disruptive Procurement - the emperor's new clothes?

Posted by Phil Denson

When we talk about disruptive procurement and the 7 key ingredients, we get asked questions like:

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

6 tests when choosing a Procurement Consultancy

Posted by Phil Denson

There are 10 best practices all procurement teams should adopt - we listed them in our recent blog (Best Practice Procurement).

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy

Jeremy Bowley talking about Disruptive Procurement on Voice America

Posted by Phil Denson

Chris Cooper co-author of ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not)’ interviewed Jeremy Bowley of procurement consultancy firm, Insider Procurement, about disruptive procurement live on Voice America. 

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement