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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

An FD's Guide to Disruptive Procurement

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Today's procurement teams are being challenged to reduce costs, but in many cases are finding that suppliers have no further room for negotiation.

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy

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: Best Practice, Disruptive Procurement

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: Innovation, Procurement Consultancy, Disruptive Procurement

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

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: Innovation, Procurement Consultancy, Disruptive Procurement

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