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Procurement Health Check

Given the major supply chain shocks caused by Brexit and the COVID-19 global pandemic, there has never been a more critical time for your company to conduct a radical review of its procurement and supply chain function. If you haven't put your buying under the spotlight for some time - and most companies haven't - then now is the time to do so and make the most of the opportunities (and mitigate the risks) created by the heightened global economic volatility. BSA can provide an independent procurement health check, giving your company a new sense of identity and purpose.

BSA can also resource a risk audit of your tier 1/tier 2 supply chains - remember that even if your direct UK suppliers are secure, what about their overseas suppliers? With greater threats such as Brexit, COVID-19, climate change, anti-slavery laws, cyber security, we can help to ensure that your supply chain risks are being adequately managed.

How sure are you that your procurement and supply chain function operates in an efficient manner, maximising value for money and mitigating supply chain risks? How clear are your procurement strategies? Have you strong policies and procedures in place to cut the risk of fraud or inappropriate spend? What do your suppliers really think of you? Are you enjoying competitive advantage through your supply chains? If you're not happy about the answers to these questions, we recommend you consider investing in our procurement health check.

We offer an independent organisation-wide health check of your procurement strategies, policies, procedures, systems, organisational structure, tender, contract and supplier management, skill sets. This identifies opportunities for improvements in internal process efficiency, value for money and governance. We then provide a prioritised action plan to deliver significant value for money improvement - which we can then help deliver or provide guidance, via our Procurement Outsourcing service.

Procurement Category Consultancy

Cost reduction of over 20% is feasible across your travel, print, packaging, facilities management, telecoms, commercial insurance, utilities and staff expenses management cost categories. Our procurement experts - independent of any suppliers - will work with you on a pre-agreed fee basis to tighten up specifications, processes and tendering to ensure that when you go to the market you genuinely enjoy best value. This is completely separate to our cost reduction service (BSA Buying Group), where we do work with partner suppliers.

For a review of the print spend across our 15 sites we used the Buying Support Agency, to input their expert understanding of print cost drivers and the print services market place. They have made an enormous contribution by helping us secure significant savings on price and also by optimising specifications and our ways of working.Ian Sidgwick, Group Purchasing Director, the Jockey Club

This has been an invaluable exercise and represents a giant leap forward in our quest for efficiency. The Buying Support Agency have performed a very thorough analysis of our procurement processes. We would have struggled to understand where further improvements could be found without their expert assistance.Tim Weston, Supplier Manager, VisitBritain (the National Tourism Agency)

If you're looking to review your purchasing function or specific cost categories and would value an independent view from procurement experts then please call us on 0800 254 0344.

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