Procurement Management

Sterling’s procurement management consulting enables clients to improve strategic and operational effectiveness by applying best practice. Specifically we can help answer the following questions:

• Are you taking the right approach to purchasing?
• Is your purchasing department or activity properly structured and resourced?
• Are you using the appropriate working practices and procedures?
• Have you the right back-up?
• Is your supplier base the right size and mix, and is it properly managed?
• Are you getting the best deals you can?
• Can you improve purchasing performance?
• Is the money you spend working for you as well as it should?
Sterling is able to offer advice and assistance in all aspects of purchasing, procurement, and supply chain management, including:
• Contract re-tendering: draft the specification and invitation to tender, identify suppliers, assist with tender evaluation.

• Best practice reviews: assess the effectiveness of your procurement activities; highlight constraints and quantify improvement.

• E-procurement: develop innovative supply chain strategies which will deliver significant savings and improve efficiency.

• Purchasing performance: measurement: and measurement systems design.

• Supplier perception research: evaluate buyer performance; identify how the purchasing organisation can improve its performance.

• Purchasing card programmes: research the benefits to you of using.

• Training: develop the purchasing and negotiation skills of buyers and others who spend money.

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Sterling Management Consultants based in Worcester West Midlands