Browsing All posts tagged under »centralized procurement«

Does the UK’s new Crown Commercial Service represent the future of public sector procurement? by Jon Hansen

July 24, 2013

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A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as ministers try to use the spur of austerity to change the way Whitehall operates and make savings of around £1bn a year. from the  July 23rd, 2013 Financial Times article Business-style agency to run […]

Move of IT buying to SSC lays the foundation for getting the job done right! by Andy Akrouche

April 10, 2013

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“By moving away from each department independently managing these activities, there are opportunities to drive economies of scale, achieve savings for taxpayers and improve services,” the budget reads. “Moving forward, the government will explore further whole-of-government approaches to reduce costs in the area of procurement of end-user devices and associated support services.” The above is […]

Review of UK Central Government Procurement Spend by Colin Cram

April 2, 2013

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Whilst the UK government seems to be re-doubling its efforts to improve procurement by central government, the impact of the changes so far have been limited according to one Parliamentary body. Whilst parliamentary debates between the government and opposition parties tend to hit the headlines, much of the hard work of ensuring good quality legislation […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 6): Enablement of the Supply Management Organization – Balancing Capability with Control

August 20, 2011

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Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]