Supply Chain Excellence - Delivering profitable customer satisfaction

Purchasing process and systems development – Higher Education

Development of a new Strategy for Procurement including: production of a 3-year Strategic Plan, creation of a university-wide Purchasing organisation, improvement of the Oracle Purchase Order Module and agreement to a stretching savings programme.Process Mapping techniques were used to define, simplify and write procedures for 3 Purchase to pay processes comprising: fully automated low value purchasing based on Purchase Cards; improved and streamlined Oracle Purchase Ordering and Direct payments to individuals from Accounts Payable.

Logistics & Purchasing change and cost reduction – Not for Profit/Public Sector

We led a project to bring about significant culture change and cost reduction for this multi-site (80 sites) product and manufacturing ‘not for profit’ organisation. By introducing a dual sourced logistics solution (parcels and pallets) and developing a strategic approach to purchasing we targeted an annual £4million cost saving (£1.2million logistics and £2.8million purchasing).

Key supplier management – Defence

Assisted development of the pan-MoD Key Supplier Management methodology, strategy and pilot implementation. Individual support to civil servant teams responsible for Rolls-Royce, BAES Land Systems, Halliburton KBR and Lockheed Martin. Consultant team supported production of handbook and associated tools and techniques for roll out elsewhere in the organisation.

Procurement benchmarking – Health Sector

High-level review of Purchasing effectiveness within a specialist organisation employing more than 150 buyers covering all Purchased needs for the NHS, from food and facilities management to pharmaceuticals and complex medical equipment.

Competency Development, Assessment, & Recruitment – Various industries

Supply Chain Excellence have developed competencies and ran recruitment assessment centres for Supply Chain and Strategic Purchasing personnel for a number of organisations in many different industries. This is often followed up with 1:1 and team training for new recruits and existing staff.

Purchasing and Supply Chain Training – Various industries

Supply Chain Excellence has undertaken a wide range of training and personal development projects. We offer a broad and varied series of training programmes ranging from a comprehensive Personal Development Planning programme (PDP), where we support strategy, role definition, learning needs analysis and training delivery; to simply providing targeted training where content and deliverables have already been defined. We always work closely with clients to ensure that training is relevant to their organisation and dovetails with other initiatives already in place.