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

Disruptive procurement in action: manufacturing company

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

If your procurement team took steps to reduce the total cost of ownership for a piece of equipment, they’d probably deserve a pat on the back (at least!).

But what if they took a further step and looked at the function of that piece of equipment and determined a better way?

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Topics: Procurement People, Disruptive Procurement, Case Studies

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

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

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