December 2019

Fleet Management Outsourcing


Fleet Management Outsourcing Fleet management outsourcing has grown in popularity in recent years.  At a time where there are cost challenges for most businesses, outsourcing is being used by businesses as a method of reducing the costs of providing fleet by outsourcing non-core activities. Outsourcing is the contracting to a third-party provider the management [...]

Fleet Management Outsourcing2019-12-12T16:12:19+00:00

15 Ways to reduce fleet costs


15 ways to reduce fleet costs Fleet cost reduction is important for some organisations as it can be one of the largest costs to hit the profit and loss account. Management of these costs is not always easy as they tend to be in different parts of the accounts. Typically, the cost for each vehicle [...]

15 Ways to reduce fleet costs2019-12-12T16:13:24+00:00

November 2019

Changing Suppliers – realising the benefits


Changing Suppliers - Realising the Benefits Why do you want to change? There can be many reasons for wanting to change suppliers.  Some suppliers can become stale if they have been the supplier for a long period of time or just a general breakdown in the relationship.  Some industries are being disrupted by new participants [...]

Changing Suppliers – realising the benefits2019-12-02T14:17:08+00:00

October 2019

Category Management | The Power of Data


Data is a major tool in the procurement toolbox to help make informed decisions in support of category management strategy. We take a look at the areas you can improve with the help of good structured data sets and informed analysis. Identify Opportunities for Savings Insight - data analysis can provide context, background and highlight [...]

Category Management | The Power of Data2019-10-07T14:09:30+00:00

May 2019

Workplace Parking Levy


Workplace Parking Levy The recent deal agreed by the SNPs and Scottish Green party, as part of the latest Scottish Budget, will allow Scottish councils to introduce a workplace parking levy (WPL). With the WPL resulting in employers having to pay an annual tax to the council for each parking space, this could result in [...]

Workplace Parking Levy2019-05-21T13:19:17+00:00

February 2019

Winning Tender Responses


Writing Winning Tender Responses In many procurement exercises I have been involved with there have been instances where incumbent suppliers have been retained even where new potential suppliers were scoring better in evaluation processes.  Why is this? My initial thoughts centered around the extra work involved for new supplier implementation, but another theory caught my [...]

Winning Tender Responses2019-10-21T10:51:11+00:00