Blogs

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.

The Future of Procurement is Digital

  • Published on: 28 May 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

As is the case with virtually all organisations, the future of procurement is digital and with advances in technology, organisations are able to save time and be more efficient throughout the supply chain. Procurement software and platforms will, for many small to medium enterprises (SMEs), or financially struggling Public Sector bodies, be the difference between sinking or swimming in a post COVID recovery.

Optimising the procurement process

  • Published on: 21 May 2020
  • By: Sam Walker

Boosting sourcing efficiency in a post COVID world

The role of procurement has always extended far beyond its primary function to source goods and services in response to internal needs, but what happens as those needs are uncertain and changing? A world-class procurement function aims to optimise the entire sourcing process to deliver significant value across the organisation and this is still true but now we need to consider a post COVID world.

Experienced Executive Search Consultant, Leigh Hatfull, brings a dedicated interim and contractor offer to eXceeding.

  • Published on: 5 March 2020
  • By: Victoria Heritage

In the last quarter of 2019 eXceeding welcomed Leigh Hatfull to its growing team of consultants so we thought it was about time we told you a little more about him and the offer he brings to the business.

Winning tenders: how to avoid the pitfalls and create winning tender documents.

  • Published on: 4 September 2019
  • By: Victoria Heritage

Tenders, in some markets are crucial. Crucial because the sector dictates that a formal tender process is mandatory for any goods and services over a set threshold (e.g. public sector/OJEU), and equally so in other private sectors that run a formal procurement process to ensure best practice and provide a fully auditable selection process.

8 biggest mistakes made when responding to tenders

  • Published on: 21 August 2019
  • By: Victoria Heritage

When responding to tenders, having a well thought out strategy, a thoroughly detailed plan of action and of course, being prepared are the fundamentals required when writing a bid. Juggling all the elements whilst keeping focused on a detailed compliant response that differentiates you from competitors is a very difficult task to master, particularly if you’re responding to multiple tenders at the same time!   

But it doesn’t need to be that way!

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