Blog

From insights come answers.

A series of articles on increasing enterprise value
from the Insider Pro consultancy team.

What can we learn from the Tesco Booker Merger?

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

As procurement consultants, we are always looking for great examples of disruptive procurement in action.

The $3.7bn Tesco Booker takeover was a great example of disruption in the food distribution marketplace.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Best Practice

Construction: Supplier performance management - the 7 questions you should be asking

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

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.

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Topics: Best Practice, Supply Chain Management, Case Studies

Why procurement should be involved in business innovation

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Procurement consultants aren't usually challenged with driving business innovation.

More likely, they are charged with reducing the bottom line financial figures.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy, Innovation

Webinar Synopsis - the 7 key ingredients of disruptive procurement

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

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.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Best Practice

How disruptive procurement can grow retail sales

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

We worked with a retailer who was struggling to enter new markets and deliver sales growth to meet their targets.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Case Studies

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 People, Procurement Consultancy

Procurement consultancy - how to model total cost of ownership

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

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.

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Topics: Best Practice, Procurement Consultancy

Top 7 Procurement Predictions for 2018 

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

As we enter a new year, its a great time to reflect on past progress and try to predict what the future might hold.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy, Innovation

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 - accelerating speed to market

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

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.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement