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OTS / Vanguard Logistics

  • Engaged to design and implement a suite of eSourcing tools in a dynamic market, to help the client engage with its worldwide shipping carrier supply base more reguarly and more effectively
  • Developed and implemented two cloud-based applications (i) Contract Rate Negotiation, to support the tender management process (contract rates), and (ii) Spot Rate Negotiation, to support the spot buying process (spot rates)
  • Post-award, tracking actual spend and KPI data to give the client full visibility of ongoing performance
 Tesco and Carrefour to combine purchasing power
Insight
Tesco and Carrefour to combine purchasing power

French supermarket giant Carrefour and Tesco have announced plans to form a long-term strategic alliance to leverage their joint purchasing power with suppliers.

Three key strategies to deploy in a demerger
Guide
Three key strategies to deploy in a demerger

What is the role of procurement in a demerger? Is it to manage operational risks, reduce costs or both?

Driving value at an advanced equipment manufacturing business
Case study
Driving value at an advanced equipment manufacturing business

The merger of two advanced equipment manufacturing companies presented significant procurement opportunities – and challenges. Efficio designed and implemented a solution that gave the merged business a new platform to achieve its growth plans.

Watch out for cosy deals and handshakes
Insight
Watch out for cosy deals and handshakes

Published in Raconteur's Future of Procurement, Ian Bolger is quoted on the importance of balancing personal business relationships and an ethical approach to procurement.