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Are you REALLY realising savings on marketing print? Part 2

We are delighted to publish the second part to this guest post from Santosh Reddy of GEP.  In the first part GEP gave some tips on how to tap […]

The top 5 challenges for the Chief Procurement Officer

We are pleased to bring you an overview of the chief findings from a recent survey of European CPOs conducted by Xchanging, the third-largest procurement […]

Using a Managed Service Provider as an Option for Procurement Outsourcing

The main reason companies choose to outsource is to reduce costs, however, a few poor choices and decisions can cause the advantages to come at a significant cost. For instance, you can outsource your manufacturing to China but it will affect your speed to market, innovation, etc. The same though does not apply to the outsourcing of certain non-core functional activities, like Procurement. The past few years have seen an increase in the outsourcing of supplier management. The trend that I am referring to is that of “Managed Service Provider” – a concept that has been around for more than a decade now but has only started to evolve as a Procurement Outsourcing concept in the past couple of years. Today, organisations are looking at MSPs not only with the intent to outsource a certain activity, but to enable them to manage other suppliers that perform a given activity for the company.

Local Government Procurement Report — A Dot to Dot of Key Findings (part 2)

We talked about Collaboration, Best Value Contract Letting, and Standardising PQQs in our comment on the recent Communities and Local Government Committee review of effective […]