We like to think of our procurement assessment programme as the procurement equivalent of your annual medical.
It’s all about working out what could be done better and even what’s broken or risky, before giving you a good snapshot of all the things you need to improve and fix to run your procurement smoothly and effectively
Our approach to this combines industry specialists with bespoke software to analyse, map and test your current procurement practices and your team’s skills, before recommending quick wins and longer-term changes. It’s not just about procurement assessment but also opportunity assessment.
We start by using our bespoke Procurement Optimiser tool to assess your spend and opportunities against a range of tailored criteria. But it’s not just about spend and sourcing. We then look at your relationships. People naturally play a significant part in the procurement process and our structured people assessment processes, often conducted alongside your HR team, focuses on determining your team’s activities and skills, looking for the things that add real value. We aim to identify ways to increase the value and capability of your procurement team in terms of time and skills.
Armed with all of this information, we quickly form an opinion as to whether you have the resources needed to sustain your current state of business as well as achieve your future objectives. We can make qualified recommendations for immediate, quick wins and develop a programme for longer-term activity and success.
"The robustness of the processes used in the project were much greater than one normally associates with a purchasing exercise. It's no wonder that the results were so impressive."