Portfolio Analysis is a powerful way of ensuring you have the right focus on the right areas of your spend. It guides you to the most appropriate strategy for category sourcing and helps you determine the right approach to supplier relationships, negotiation and risk management. We’ve put together a useful presentation to introduce Portfolio Analysis. […]
Can you cut it in the private sector? For some public sector buyers, from new entrants to seasoned professionals, there is a lot of doubt and hesitation as to whether their skills are transferable to the private sector, with the firm belief that that procurement in the private sector is fundamentally different. When I’m out and […]
How many of us have kept our cards so close to our chest that we have never truly established the interests of the other negotiating party? We have felt victorious in standing firm, yet in the final analysis we have silently concluded that a more ‘open’ approach would have yielded a more beneficial outcome. Some […]
SpringTide is growing rapidly, currently doubling in size annually, and we’re looking for dedicated professionals to help us give our clients the excellent level of service and expertise that they’ve come to expect from us.
In-depth Assessment Days are a more reliable way to find your perfect new recruit than the usual CV/interview treadmill. SpringTide incorporate exercises, case studies and games to gain a rounded view of candidates’ true capabilities and qualities.
It’s not just Santa’s elves who’ve been busy recently… we’ve had an industrious team developing a new-look website and it’s ready to go live in time for Christmas. The new site showcases our full range of procurement services in both consulting and staff development. It also highlights our new and expanding team of experts based […]
After a full spend diagnostic for a Facilities Management division of an engineering and construction company, SpringTide delivered selected categories of spend quickly, whilst remaining sensitive to stakeholder issues and helping to integrate a new Head of Function.
SpringTide is helping a FTSE 250 company to rationalise its pan-European haulage operations, not only bringing in substantial savings and improved terms, but also assisting in recruiting an expert team through bespoke Assessment Days.
Often seen as many as a bit of a jolly or a waste of time, the site visit has become a low-priority activity to be completed only when there is nothing better to do. On the contrary, visits to suppliers’ facilities can be an invaluable source of useful information and insight that cannot be obtained in other ways.
After attending a programme of workshops in Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management delivered in-house to buyers across multiple UK sites, one attendee achieved a breakthrough in her category. By applying our procurement tools and techniques, she negotiated a cost reduction of over 50%.