Latest News / March 2015

Buyers gain credibility with clinicians at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust by attending operations

Purchasers at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUHT) attend surgical procedures to improve their clinical knowledge, a conference was told. Tony Stanyard, head of procurement at the NHS trust, said it was important that buyers had credibility with clinicians to influence them to choose more cost-effective products. Stanyard said his nine-strong team of clinical buyers, out […]

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Sky’s supplier relationship management programme provides ‘one-stop shop for risk and quality data’

A buyer at TV broadcaster Sky has outlined how a supplier relationship management (SRM) programme has been designed to “build a one-stop shop for business risk and quality data”. Stephen Berwick, an analyst in the procurement operations team at Sky based in the UK, told a conference the software-based system was being rolled out across […]

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eWorld March 2015 – A Procurement Rookie’s Perspective

As of Monday 2nd March, I became Market Dojo’s first official employee and the very next day, my knowledge and skills were put to the test as I awoke to my alarm at 4am for my journey to eWorld! Market Dojo has attended nine eWorlds to date, however this was my very first visit to […]

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eWorld Procurement and Supply – Seven Observations from Yesterday’s Event

Yesterday’s eWorld conference and exhibition demonstrated both the strengths and weaknesses of its format. Here are our immediate observations following a busy day getting lifts up and down the QEII centre, Westminster. 1.  As a free-to-practitioners event, eWorld continues to get strong registration numbers – over 300 according to the organisers (and I have no […]

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Buyers should identify and engage with key stakeholders to increase procurement’s influence

The key to increasing the influence of procurement in an organisation is to identify key stakeholders and then actively engage with them, a conference was told. Christopher Barrat, director of Greystone Partnership, told delegates to draw up a shortlist of personnel who have a big impact on the business, identify their personal characteristics, and then […]

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