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From insights come answers.

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

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

6 tests when choosing a Procurement Consultancy

Posted by Phil Denson

There are 8 best practices all procurement teams should adopt - we listed them in our recent blog (Best Practice Procurement).

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy

How to have a rockstar career in procurement consultancy

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Consulting careers in procurement offer some of the most interesting and well remunerated roles in the procurement world.  But what does it take to become a "Rockstar Procurement Consultant"?

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy

6 reasons NOT to outsource to a procurement consultancy

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

1 – If you know you can get better margins and maintain or improve supplier performance easily

Of course, if you know how and where to get better margins without compromising on specification, quality or delivery then there is little point asking for outside help.

But to truly ‘know’ margin or performance can’t be improved is a high standard of proof. How sure can you be that there isn’t a better option and that your competition is already ahead of the game?

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy