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How will businesses re-think their approach to outsourcing post-COVID19?

  • Published on: 9 September 2020
  • By: Tim Bramhall

Outsourcing services is a key tool, enabling organisations to focus on their core activities and often improving the quality of the service offered. However, given that businesses are heavily focused on adjusting their supply chains post-COVID19, how might their approach to outsourcing change?

As the construction sector begins on the road to post-Covid recovery, we are seeing an increase in competition for new bids. Are you bid ready?

  • Published on: 25 August 2020
  • By: Tim Bramhall

Like many other sectors, the construction sector has seen a Covid-shaped hole in its pipeline over recent months, resulting in increased demand for fewer new business opportunities. This increase in competition for bids has often led to a less than desirable price war in the tender response process and more importance being placed on the health of supply chains and the ability to demonstrate a focus on mitigating future risks.

There are signs however that the sector is well on its way to recovery.

5 key trends which are becoming the ‘new normal’ for the procurement sector as we continue to navigate Covid-19

  • Published on: 4 August 2020
  • By: Anonymous

As with most sectors, Procurement has been hit hard over the past few months as its experts try to navigate the ‘new normal’ imposed by Covid-19. Disrupted supply chains, complex logistics issues, new border controls, more competition for less bid opportunities and revised working practices are just some of the many challenges faced by procurement teams and consultants.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

  • Published on: 4 June 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

“When life gives you lemonsmake lemonade” is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Most of us have been in receipt of some lemons recently, or can expect some. It’s important to consider how we are (or will) react, and how a shift in perspective might yield lemonade.

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