In recent years, procurement professionals have witnessed dramatic changes to the procurement and supplier management function. Today’s business environment demands that procurement play a more strategic role in the organization with an emphasis on “unlocking the power of procurement” in order to meet the current—and future needs—of the business, stakeholders, customers and yes, even the […]
Case Study: Autogrill
The group now has a presence in 30 countries, with 70% of turnover generated outside Italy, and has reorganised its processes from a single-country approach to centralised teams. Aldo Papa, global head of procurement activities, explains the goals of this transformation and the benefits achieved in terms of supplier management, also as a result […]
Case Study: McDonald’s
The web portal created to optimise the procurement process manages the entire relationship online, from selection to negotiation. Reactions to the initiative have been very positive: by registering with the portal, suppliers can see straight away what sort of requests they can expect in the world of McDonald’s and obtain all the information […]
Case Study: Premier Healthcare Alliance
Premier introduced QualityAdvisor in 2010, an innovative solution that can help hospitals analyze opportunities for improving the quality of patient care and accelerate the path to sustainable change. BravoSolution Change Management Expertise Fast Tracks the Premier Healthcare Alliance.
For Premier’s members, change in healthcare is being driven by forces outside the industry itself. […]
Case Study: The Moray Council
In the Scottish Public Sector, spending on works, goods and services has reached in excess of £10 billion a year. The Scottish Government has made considerable progress over the last few years to address some of the most common issues facing buyers and suppliers in public procurement. This is directly linked to the […]
Case Study: Crossrail
Crossrail is one of the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK and is currently the largest construction project in Europe.
The numbers involved are testimony to its size and complexity: 10,000 people working across 40 sites; a route running over 100km, 42km of new twin-bore tunnels requiring 250,000 tunnel segments of […]
Case Study: Children’s Commissioning Consortium Cymru
The promotion and support of excellence in social services in Wales has for many years been the agenda of the Welsh Government. When the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) was set up in 2006 it developed an Accord which placed effective commissioning at the heart of delivering sustainable social services.
Case Study: Westminster City Council
In 2010 Westminster City Council, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea planned to combine specific areas of service delivery in response to financial pressures facing local government.
The challenge: To create one e-procurement platform that could accommodate the widespread outsourcing of combined services for multiple local authorities.
Case Study: Hanover Housing
Hanover is one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and services for the over 55s. Founded in 1963, it manages approximately 19,000 properties in over 600 locations.
The sourcing challenge: While Hanover’s investment in housing and services for the over 55’s was good news for the aging population, the organization’s quick growth caused […]
Case Study: Countess of Chester
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 600- bedded District General Hospital which also comprises the 64-bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital services and some associated community services primarily to the population of West Cheshire and the Deeside […]