SpringTide are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for ‘Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year’ at the 2014 CIPS Awards. Congratulations to the team that have put so much work along the way to delivering such a fantastic piece of work.
As England’s players prepare to board the plane back home, the usual questions of ‘what went wrong’ and ‘who was to blame’ are already being asked. But instead perhaps we should be asking do we just expect too much too soon?
Haulage can be a significant part of your supply chain cost and knowing the correct haulage rate for your Product & Delivery Profile can keep these costs to a minimum.
You might have noticed that chocolate bars don’t seem as satisfying as they used to. That’s because they’re shrinking before our eyes. We use the PESTLE framework to see what’s really driving these size reductions
Read how SpringTide have created a successful Market Intelligence program for a global pharmaceutical giant – rolling it out to the 250-strong procurement team in impressive time. Their Market Intelligence toolkit was delivered within three months, integrating into both the client’s Ariba system and their Category Planning process.
SpringTide were recently engaged by a FTSE 350 company providing refrigeration services to leading UK supermarkets: the objective being to create a Strategic Sourcing function to improve category management and deliver cost reductions.
There’s an old joke: “How can you tell when a salesperson is lying? His lips are moving”. Salesman have something of a reputation of being economical with the truth and not all of it undeserved. Cliched jokes aside though, we’ve put together a list of 8 phrases that should put you on your guard…
Negotiation is a sequence of events that builds and reinforces perception and beliefs and ends either with an agreement being reached or with one party walking away.
In the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Khrushchev and Kennedy reached an agreement that was forced between them since they felt that there was no way out and that an agreement had to be met.
We have several Interim/Permanent positions available including Senior consultants, Category specialists and Analysts based out of our Cannock and Bristol offices, with frequent visits to client sites. We aim to provide our clients with real savings and supply chain efficiencies in a timely manner, and need individuals with a drive to succeed in order to achieve this.
Raymond Lo, a feng shui and destiny consultant, says the year of the horse is a year in which people are likely to stand firm on their principles, making negotiation difficult.