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Latest blogs about the procurement industry, including procurement policies and procedures, strategy and consultancy.

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Procurement cycle – A complete guide

Our guides to the procurement cycle outlines the steps that buyers should take throughout their time in the procurement phase. It will help to give you a greater understanding of the importance of contracts with suppliers, terms and conditions as well as keeping all the documents in a centralised location for supplier relationship management purposes.

By Steve Rowland on 19 October 2021

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How to reduce costs in procurement

Organisations of all sizes try to find solutions to reduce their costs, but when you are developing your procurement strategies, understanding how money can be saved across your organisation is essential. In procurement, costs can run high when the process is no longer suitable fit for purpose or if people within the organisation are not […]

By Jane Shortall on 5 October 2021

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Procurement process – A complete guide

In this guide, we offer a full overview of the procurement process, what a procurement process should include, and how to develop one in seven steps. We will help you understand how a robust process can help you save money, become more efficient, and make procurement a strategic enabler in your organisation.

By Jane Shortall on 29 September 2021

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Procurement contract management

The better your relationship with your suppliers, the better the overall deal you are going to achieve both in procurement and within Contract Lifecycle Management. In this guide, we provide insights into the contract management process and how to optimise your long-term supplier relationships.

By Jane Shortall on 23 September 2021

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Procurement strategy – A complete guide

In this guide, we will cover all the essential areas to create a digital procurement strategy, what the types of strategies include, and how to develop one. We will help you understand the advantages of establishing your own variety of procurement strategies helping to not only identify areas of cost savings but also creating a more efficient business practice.

By Jane Shortall on 21 September 2021

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Public procurement – A complete guide

There is a substantial amount of public procurement that occurs in our everyday lives without which, institutions, public bodies and infrastructure would not be able to function. In this guide, we will provide a better understanding of what public procurement is, and the rules that govern it.

By Mick O'Donnell on 21 September 2021

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Celebrating 10 years of eXceeding
Discover our journey in this Q&A with Steve Rowland

To mark eXceeding’s 10th birthday in July 2021, we sat down with Managing Director and Founder Steve Rowland to talk about the journey so far, and look at what the future holds.

By Hayley Preedy on 27 July 2021

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Sustainable sourcing
Why it’s as much about the journey as the destination

Sustainable sourcing is increasingly on the agenda for many organisations and those that are seeking to improve their environmental and ethical credentials are looking to procurement as a key enabler of the change required to make a difference.

By Aarun Bains on 13 July 2021

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Public sector now able to buy goods and works through Neutral Vendor Framework
An evolution in public sector procurement

Professional Services spend management experts, Constellia, have partnered with eXceeding to enable public sector buyers to access the full range of categories under the AEC Neutral Vendor Framework.

By Steve Rowland on 29 June 2021

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5 key trends in procurement post-pandemic
... and 5 ways this impacts the role of CPO

In this blog we look at 5 key procurement trends which we have witnessed, following the COVID-19 pandemic. We explore what this means for procurement teams and the role of CPO as a whole.

By Aarun Bains on 10 May 2021

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Why procurement teams need to be doing category management right now
The benefits it brings, top tips for success, and where to go if you need help

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

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Public sector construction that’s fit for the future
Overcoming the consultancy “problem” to deliver strategic focus and drive results

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

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