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cost reduction

In Case You Missed It … Procurement, Supply and Coronavirus Roundup

We can't comment on every press release that hits our desks, but here are a few market news stories this week that we thought we […]

A focus on SMEs – social value and a cost-saving initiative

Apart from various Home Office initiatives, which include the spending target/aspiration/ambition with SMEs, and The Prompt Payment Code in response to the Government’s ‘Creating a […]

Procurement in Difficult Times – Don’t Use Your Hammer, Use Your Brain!

Four years ago, our then MD Peter Smith wrote a blog about Procurement's strategies and actions in times of trouble. Some readers have requested this […]

A.T. Kearney lays down fundamentals of a plastics exit strategy before 2021

Procurement teams across the EU will need to adjust their mindset alongside their supply chains in preparation for the upcoming ban on single-use plastics set […]

Implementing Cost Reduction Programmes – Logistics and Transactional Processes

As one of our readers pointed out recently, we forgot we hadn't published this final part of the series - our apologies for that. Better […]

Implementing Cost Reduction Programmes – Contract and Supplier Management

As we said here, we are in a period of considerable economic and political uncertainty for many businesses and indeed public sector organisations too.  Uncertainty […]

Implementing Procurement Efficiency / Cost Reduction Programmes – Aggregation and Negotiation

As we said here, we are in a period of considerable economic and political uncertainty for many businesses and indeed public sector organisations too.  Uncertainty […]

Implementing Procurement Efficiency / Cost Reduction Programmes – Market Management

As we said here, we are in a period of considerable economic and political uncertainty for many businesses and indeed public sector organisations too. Uncertainty […]

Implementing Procurement Efficiency / Cost Reduction Programmes – Specification Management

As we said here, we are in a period of considerable economic and political uncertainty for many businesses and indeed public sector organisations too. Uncertainty […]

Implementing Procurement Efficiency / Cost Reduction Programmes – Demand Management

As we said here, we are in a period of considerable economic and political uncertainty for many businesses and indeed public sector organisations too. Uncertainty […]

Implementing Procurement Efficiency / Cost Reduction Programmes – the 6 Key Areas

As we said the other day here, the indicators post Brexit referendum in the UK are mixed in terms of the economic outlook. We have […]

Bargains in Germany – Procurement at the Front Line of Cost Reduction

My wife and I had a long weekend in the German Alps last week, a bit of skiing and seeing friends in Munich. The exchange rate […]