What’s next for care home procurement?

As we are now in another lockdown in response to the new Covid-19 variant, the pressures and challenges facing procurement managers in the care home sector are set to intensify once more.

Care homes have been on the frontline throughout the pandemic, and with the widely reported high deaths in the sector, the demand on residential care beds has fallen as families delay placing their loved ones into homes in the current climate.

With the vaccine rollout now underway, social care analysts are predicting that by November 2021,

When the strain on the supply chain of PPE products starts to ease, focus for procurement managers will begin to shift to a more strategic approach to budget management and control to future proof their business.

There are a number of ways that we can help you to achieve this:

Business intelligence to help you stay in control.

Our ground-breaking SmartPad procurement tool brings your ordering, budgeting, and reporting together all in one place — using real-time data and forecasting to ensure you always stay informed and in control.

Streamlining your supply chain.

Our experienced team are on-hand to offer advice on the best range of items to fulfil all your organisation’s demands. From Covid-19 safety products to printing supplies — we have everything you could need, all in one place.

SmartPrice products that track market prices.

We’re constantly monitoring market trends to make sure that we remain competitive. Our SmartPrice range is specifically designed to combat unpredictable prices on non-core products — helping us to roll back the cost on thousands of items.

Our focus on supporting the care home sector has led us to invite Sunil Bhatt, head of procurement at Four Seasons Health Care — one of the UK’s largest independent health care providers — to join our panel of industry experts at our upcoming roundtable event, at 10 am on January 26th.

The interactive webinar will cover the biggest procurement challenges that the sector faces in 2021, with an open opportunity for the panel to answer questions, live, as well as discuss solutions and share best practices.

Find out more and register for free: : https://officeteam.co.uk/vip-event/

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