Our Procurement As A Service solution is entirely bespoke, based on a complete audit of your organisation and in full consultation with you. Based on our experience, our procurement transformation recommendations often include a focus on the following:
Tender Management/Cost Reduction
Our experienced team will oversee your whole tendering process, meaning that both current and new tenders will be managed effectively. Utilising our expertise and wide market knowledge, new opportunities will be identified and delivered at speed. Costs will be comprehensively reviewed and opportunities to drive reductions will be identified.
A comprehensive review of current contracts often exposes opportunities to reduce costs and enhance terms of service. This, along with the benefit of our knowledge in implementing contract management best practice, maximises the return on your investment, and has the ability to create added value to key categories.
Our procurement maturity assessment will identify how ‘mature’ your procurement function is. We’ll make an assessment statement based on (amongst other things) the current size of your organisation, the skills within it and the systems and processes in place, comparing your position with where your competitors place, to form an industry comparison. We’ll assess areas that may be holding back your function and will consider whether your function is equipped to support the achievement of longer-term business objectives.
Target Operating Model Support
We excel in creating target operating models that facilitate a strategic approach to your organisation’s future operations. Central to our recommendations is ensuring that your business is resilient in the face of both evolving external dynamics and internal changes to future proof your business.
Tail Spend Management
Tail spend – low value, high-volume transactions across multiple categories such as business services, office supplies, print and packaging – are often overlooked. In basic terms it is traditionally the 20% value of the spend profile of an organisation that accounts for 80% of the suppliers.
It’s often low value transactions and high-volume orders which can cover indirect and direct categories. Our Tail Spend Management solution analyses your spend, works with you to agree scope and targets and deploys our talented practitioners to address this unmanaged spend. Benefits include cost reduction, enhanced contract compliance, enhanced internal governance, supply base consolidation and reduced business risk
At Barkers we are masters in digital procurement, with the expertise to perform a comprehensive review of your current processes and technology to ascertain whether a digital revolution would be an appropriate step within your procurement transformation. Award-winning Coupa implementation partners for the UK and Ireland mid-tier market, ensures we are perfectly positioned to support the SME market, achieving their digital procurement aspirations through robust P2P implementation that works. Find out more