Here’s where you will find all our latest posts, including company news, market insight and thought leadership pieces on all things related to procurement, outsourcing and supplier management.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that procurement organisations must look forwards, and not backwards. To guard against future disruption and uncertainty, now – more than ever – it’s time to build supply chains that are truly future-proof.
By Aarun Bains on 8 June 2021
Public sector procurement can be challenging and it can be tricky to maintain and efficient and effective procurement function. Discover what you should be asking yourself in order to retain high-calibre procurement professionals.
By Mick O'Donnell on 11 May 2021
Experienced procurement professionals will no doubt have heard the terms ‘category management’ and ‘category planning’. For some, they may represent an ideal way of working that feels very far from the reality of their day-to-day experience. For others, they may be synonymous with a past attempt to try something new that sadly failed due to […]
By Steve Lemon on 4 May 2021
The construction category is one of the public sector’s most complex and challenging areas of procurement. How can public sector procurement professionals develop a clear strategy and robust processes that will pay off with future service improvements and cost reductions?
By Aarun Bains on 13 April 2021
The NHS is the biggest employer in the UK, and every NHS trust will outsource some element of there IT contracts. How, then, do you choose the right outsourcing provider and, more importantly, how do you ensure value for money?
By Steve Rowland on 6 April 2021
Outsourcing enables a business to focus on core activities, improve the quality of service whilst reducing life-cycle costs. Here are our ten top things to consider before outsourcing services.
By Hayley Preedy on 24 February 2021
Ensuring your outsourcing agreements offer continuous value for money should be of paramount importance to the levels of service you expect. But how can you ensure you’re getting the best deal?
By Mick O'Donnell on 17 February 2021
In these economic-driven times, where businesses are looking for every option to drive down costs, an effective procurement strategy is a key mechanism for getting more for less, as well as mitigating risks and creating value.
By Steve Rowland on 10 February 2021
Strategic sourcing or (procurement) teams optimise complicated supplier relationships and help drive business-wide productivity. In our post-COVID19 climate, we explore how sourcing/procurement teams can help organisations manage their ultimate revival.
By Hayley Preedy on 4 February 2021
In this blog we explore how collaborating with your suppliers, through good supplier relationship management, and renegotiating contract terms might be a better solution than going out to tender.
By Mick O'Donnell on 27 January 2021
eXceeding welcomes Aarun Bains as the new Head of Delivery. Aarun will oversee our growing team of procurement consultants and drive our procurement business forwards.
By Kirsty Harvey on 25 January 2021
Find out how to run tenders more efficiently to save time and create a consistent strategy for future procurement processes.
By Steve Rowland on 14 January 2021