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Optimum Procurement

Down the Procurement Pub with Optimum, Xchanging, Trade Extensions and Rae Morris

We missed Down the Procurement Pub last week as I was skiing, so rather than a pub scene, let’s have the desserts table at the Hotel […]

How Procurement Professionals Can Add Value to Business Performance: Embracing Change

Many thanks to Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum Procurement Group, for providing us with this interesting and well received series on how procurement professionals can add value […]

Why Gambling on Price Alone Represents a Risky Strategy for Energy Category Managers

Mike Jones, Group Managing Director, Optimum Procurement, shares his views and experience of the challenges facing procurement category managers. In this second in his series he […]

How Procurement Professionals Can Add Value to Business Performance: Intelligent Cost-Reduction Strategies

We are pleased to bring you the fourth post in a series looking at how procurement professionals can add value to business performance, from Gerard Chick, chief […]

How Procurement Professionals can add value to business performance: aligning with customer demand

In this third in a series of articles looking at how procurement professionals can add value to business performance, Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum […]

Duty of care: the ‘elephant in the room’ for fleet category managers?

Mike Jones, Group Managing Director, Optimum Procurement, shares his views on and experience of the challenges facing procurement category managers in the fleet sector.  Ever-changing and […]

How Procurement Professionals can add value to business performance: sustainability and diversity

In this second in a series of articles looking at how procurement can add value to business performance, Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum Procurement […]

How Procurement Professionals can add value to business performance: Shared concern around risk

In this first in a series of articles looking at how procurement can add value to business performance, Gerard Chick, chief knowledge officer, Optimum Procurement […]

Alas Smith and Jones – a conversation about Category Management

I recently met Mike Jones, one of the founders and directors of Optimum Procurement, along with Peter Rushton.  Jones started his procurement career in the […]

Optimum Procurement – a growing option for procurement outsourcing

During Jason's flying recent visit, we met with Peter Rushton of Optimum Procurement. That's long overdue – we have mentioned the firm in passing once […]