Latest News / March 2018

How Northumbria University implemented P2P

User experience and engagement was fundamental to introducing a procurement-to-pay (P2P) system at Northumbria University, its commercial director has said. Introducing a new P2P system was one of the first things Mark Gill, commercial director at the university, was asked to do when he joined the institution. The organisation had already tried and failed twice […]

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How to ensure public sector outsourcing works

Contract planning and a “spirit of cooperation” are the two major planks to successful public sector outsourcing, the head of IRIS Consulting has said. Speaking at the eWorld Procurement conference in London yesterday, John Harvey, managing director of IRIS Consulting, shared the lessons he learned from his career supporting government outsourcing projects, including a review into local […]

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Stakeholder engagement at heart of procurement at McLaren

Putting the needs the company’s engineers first is at the heart of procurement at McLaren, its top buyer has said. Jamie Foster, group procurement director at McLaren Group, said personal relationships with stakeholders was key to his role in supporting and enabling the business. Speaking at the eWorld Procurement conference in London, Foster said: “Everyone talks about […]

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Despite Freezing Conditions – Die-Hards Turn Out for eWorld

It was bitterly cold, but the procurement ice warriors turned out in force yesterday at the QEII Centre Westminster for the first big international procurement event of the year – eWorld Procurement and Supply. (Good job it wasn’t on today, as we suspect no-one would have made it!) There were over 200 delegates there we […]

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