Supply Chain Consultancy

Sourcing and Procurement

Supply networks have to start somewhere, and how they are configured and managed plays a key role in operational and financial performance as well as managing risk and supporting sustainability. Difficulties here often multiply downstream and compromise the resilience of the supply chain.

Managing suppliers is of fundamental importance; selecting the right companies and working in collaboration can transform supply chain performance.
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"OP2MA played a crucial role in responding to the immediate challenges brought on by the Covid pandemic and the subsequent reshaping of our operations and depot network in order to deliver material cost savings for the long-term."
Andrew Hogley
British Wool
Supply chain management transforms cashflow

What we do

Our review will consider the approach and capabilities of the business in sourcing and procuring goods and services, including:
Procurement direction and policy
Organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
Category management
Sourcing strategies
Supplier management and development
Performance management
Using our OP2MA capability framework, we can then develop a transformation programme that aligns with the resources and priorities of the business and shapes procurement activities to deliver what the business needs.

The Result

Procured goods and services typically represent a significant proportion of total costs and reliable supply is essential to stable, optimised operations. The benefits of strong capabilities in procurement include:
Managing input costs
Building supply chain resilience
Supporting product and process innovation
Mitigating risk, both for disruption and to reputation
Enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness
Supply Chain Resilience

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