Transforming Supply Chains: Your participation in the 4C Survey will help you think differently about your supply chains
Supply chain and logistics innovation is essential for businesses to stay competitive and succeed. It can help improve financial performance, customer satisfaction, and employee motivation. Organizations need to be able to keep up with the pace of change and implement widespread initiatives to distinguish themselves from their peers. The 4C Transformative Supply Chain Annual Survey can help businesses assess...
Analogue to Algorithm: Pioneering Change in a Digital Frontier
Delve into the importance of change in the procurement domain, how diverse approaches to change management can impact outcomes and how a harmonious blend of change management principles and technology can drive successful transformation.
The importance of sustainability in the corporate world
Our sustainability event in London discussed importance of sustainability for organizations and how they can collaborate with supply chains to drive sustainability. The event highlighted the challenges of sustainability, such as working with complex supply chains and keeping up with regulations. It also discussed how companies are waking up to sustainability and how they are collaborating with their suppliers...
Sustainability and Cost Reduction: Are They Mutually Exclusive?
In the current economic climate, procurement teams face the challenge of reconciling the push for sustainability with the need for cost reduction. Businesses are urged to adopt eco-friendly practices even if they come at higher costs, while inflation drives the demand for cost cutting. The conventional belief that sustainability drives up cost is being challenged. Strategies such as Total...
From Automation to Analytics: How Technology Is Making Supplier Management More Efficient and Effective
In the rapidly evolving business landscape, effective supplier management is essential for competitiveness and success. Technology is reshaping this landscape, introducing automation, analytics, collaboration, transparency, and AI to enhance value and performance. Inefficient contract management causes potential value loss, while most procurement lacks advanced supplier relationship programs. Technology-driven automation streamlines tasks like ordering, boosting efficiency and supplier performance. Analytics...
Survival of the Fastest: Why the ‘3 Ps’ Must Become the ‘4 Es’
Traditional businesses need to adopt technology platforms to improve efficiency, sustainability, and compliance. Technology platforms are essential for businesses to survive and thrive in today's world. Businesses that resist new technologies will be at a competitive disadvantage. The blog discusses three key challenges of not investing in new technology platforms: data leakage, compliance failure, and talent deficiency. It also...
Don’t Wait for the Procurement Reform Bill to Make Positive Change!
The UK public sector spends £300 billion a year on procurement. The Procurement Reform Bill is set to introduce positive change to the regulations that govern this process, but it is not due to be implemented until October 2024. Public sector organizations should not wait until then to make changes that can help address today's challenges. Here are some...
The NHS Efficiency Challenge – Time for a fresh approach
The NHS is facing the most challenging period since its inception, with performance standards not being met, compromised quality, and low patient satisfaction and outcomes. Add to these issues a burnt out and undervalued workforce dealing with long waiting lists, a diagnostic backlog brought about by COVID and most systems facing deficit positions not seen before, and it’s clear...
ChatGPT: Friend or Foe in the Pursuit of Sustainability?
We explore whether ChatGPT can help improve sustainability, examining the potential benefits and challenges of using AI to promote sustainable practices.
Business Case Development
Supporting a Central Government Department's Wave 2 of two multi million pound grant schemes to support vulnerable and less well off families.
Commercial Surge Partner
Providing Commercial support across a Central Government Department and its ALBs over a 4 year period.
Managed Procurement Programme
Working with a non-departmental public body under DESNEZ to manage procurement activities for a major government infrastructure project.
Hospital Group Structure Development
Partnering to reform and refine the role of a financially failing District General Hospital (DGH).
Procurement Managed Service
Working with a Housing Association to reduce the contractual backlog, improve compliance and manage operational procurement.