Future of Sourcing: How artificial intelligence is transforming business

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a much used and abused term, potentially at the top of its hype cycle.  In one of her recent speeches Theresa May identified AI as a major growth area for British businesses and Juniper research estimated that AI will save businesses $8 billion a year by 2020. AI is predicted to disrupt business and procurement over …

Financial Times: UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019

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The second annual rating of the country’s leading management consultants is based on recommendations by clients and peers. Compiled with Statista, the data company, it assesses work in 29 categories. Ratings range from bronze for “recommended” to silver for “frequently recommended” and gold for “very frequently recommended”. Read more

Future of Sourcing: Every day is Black Friday in British retail

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Black Friday is the American retail phenomenon that is the day after Thanksgiving and billed as the start of the Christmas shopping season. Billions of dollars are spent by consumers enticed by heavily discounted items from all retailers for one day only. This concept was imported to the U.K. a few years ago by such American-owned retailers as Walmart and Amazon. …

Supply Management: ‘Sub-optimal’ customs system in no-deal Brexit

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Milan Panchmatia, managing partner at procurement outsourcing provider 4C Associates, commented: “In recent weeks we have seen an increase in planning for the stockpiling of dry foods within the grocery sector, as well with organisations such as BT and HP who are considering taking additional warehousing space in the UK to build up stockpiles of key networking equipment.” Read more

Spend Matters: Brexit Webinar – What Should Procurement Be Doing?

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Talk about timing. We put the date in the diary for our webinar on Brexit and procurement with software firm Jaggaer back in August, I think it was. So, we obviously had no idea that last Thursday would be the day when the tentative agreement between the UK and the EU would be published, leading to a tempestuous day of ministerial resignations, …

Consultancy UK: 4C Associates launches procurement and cost management solution

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European procurement consultancy 4C Associates has launched a range of software modules, collectively the 4C Analytics platform, to address procurement and cost management issues. With the approach of Brexit likely to complicate many logistics chains in the UK and EU, the new line of insight-as-a-service products is hoped to offer clients a way to analyse and rapidly improve their procurement …

Spend Matters: What Procurement Needs To Think About for Life after Brexit by Scenario

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Jeremy Smith Managing Partner at 4C Associates spoke at eWorld recently, taking a look at some of the ways Procurement can help the organisation prepare for Brexit – in whichever form it comes. He looked at some of the challenges procurement can start to think about, their more global implications for the UK and some of the more localised effects on procurement. …

Supply Chain Online: 4C Associates Partners with Scanmarket

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4C Associates and Scanmarket have announced a partnership to provide leading businesses with in-depth procurement expertise, alongside cutting edge eSourcing solutions.  4C Associates, a leading European procurement consultancy specialising in cost reduction and transformation, and Scanmarket, a market-leading strategic sourcing provider, have announced a joint partnership to bring clients the latest eSourcing solutions together with award winning consultancy services. Read …

Consultancy.uk: 4C Associates boosts procurement services with Scanmarket partnership

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London-based procurement consultancy 4C Associates has announced a partnership with Scanmarket, one of the world’s premier providers of software solutions for sourcing. As part of the alliance, 4C Associates, which becomes Scanmarket’s tenth major consultancy partner, consultants of 4C Associates can leverage the technology in engagements to the benefit of the firm’s clients. In a bid to enhance its cost …

Supply Chain Online: 4C Associates named UK’s Leading Management Consultancy by The Financial Times

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4C Associates, a leading European procurement consultancy specialising in cost reduction and transformation has been named one of UK’s leading management consultancies by The Financial Times, out of 8,000 companies. “We are delighted to be recognised as a leader in management consulting. At 4C Associates, our focus is on enabling our clients to meet their strategic goals, ranging from rapid profit …