“FP Director Debates the Public Sector Procurement Opportunity with David Cameron”
On March 28, FP Director Allison Ford-Langstaff discussed the still untapped opportunity
for public sector procurement with Prime Minister David Cameron.
It’s a couple of years since we published our
and debated the content with leading members of UK government including the Public
Administration Select Committee and a memorable encounter with the then government
chief procurement officer, John Collington.
Last Friday, FP Director Allison Ford-Langstaff got to discuss thisuntapped opportunity
that still exists with the Prime Minister at an event in Oxfordshire and personally
give him a copy of the report. He expressed interest and we have been invited to
phone his policy advisor in Downing Street for more in-depth discussions – we will
update readers next month with what unfolds.
You can read Allison’s blog about meeting David Cameron
Please tell us in the comments what you’d like to ask his policy advisor.
“2014 Category Management Survey”
If you have not yet had your say, Future Purchasing would like to invite you to
take part in our 2014 Category Management survey. Just click on the link
to get started.
In 2012, over 300 people from 40 countries took part and the results identified
the leading practices that drive Category Management performance.
What is it?
A 15-20 minute survey with multiple choice questions in seven different sections.
You can share your views on the current state of Category Management in your organisation.
What’s in it for you?
We will publish and share the results with you once we have crunched the data.
Why do we do it?
We will have a huge amount of data from which we can:
Identify and quantify the value delivered by Category Management
Understand the different approaches used for Category Management design and implementation
Identify the resources needed to deliver value through Category Management
Assess which Category Management approaches have most impact on Procurement performance
The report will then be shared with the survey respondents and the wider procurement
Take part now and receive advance copies of our findings, keeping you ahead. You
can begin by clicking
“Building a ‘Procurement Ready’ Knowledge Base – The Directors Cut”
We recently compiled and expanded our thinking on ‘Procurement Ready’ Knowledge
for DILF, the professional institute in Denmark..
In this article we expanded on the themes we have written in the last two the definitions
of 16 different types of spend analysis and knowledge that leading organisations
use – from fundamentals such as Spend by Category, Unit Price & Volumes through
to more advanced knowledge such as Unitisation, Specification Mapping and Consumption
How to Benchmark your capability in Category Management
FP can help you to confirm the scale of additional benefit available to your organisation
by optimising category management.
We can compare you against “world class” performance and confirm what you need to
change in order to optimise Category Management and advance to the next level of
The process takes approximately five days and the report will identify your strengths
and weaknesses and a customised roadmap to optimise Category Management in your organisation.
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