Sometimes a procurement requirement emerges that is out of the ordinary. When this happens you can lose hours scouring the marketplace and researching your options. But without that expertise, how can you be sure you’re getting good value?
Our specials sourcing service and supply chain management division saves you that stress and work.
We offer an unlimited product range via a single source – streamlining your procurement, saving you money and giving you 100% service excellence across all your purchasing, with central reporting and a single invoice.
Our 12-strong team of experienced buyers each have a specific category specialism, and have established relationships with a network of suppliers within their product area. Many have worked as buyers in our industry for over 20 years, so you benefit from their deep knowledge and understanding of our market.
Every year, we source £20m of non-standard, non-catalogue items on our customers’ behalf – ranging from Christmas trees to AstroTurf. We’re also experienced in managing third party suppliers on your behalf, including those nominated by you. Often we stock and distribute third party goods alongside our own, so you can simply transact with us for all your purchasing needs.
If you often need non-catalogue lines, we’ll ensure they’re readily available by stocking them for you. We have over 50,000 pick locations across our network available to hold personalised stock for our clients, which means we can hold specials on your behalf
We can also upload details of your specials to our SmartPad system – including images and specifications – so you can order these items in the same basket as your other OfficeTeam products and services. And because they’ll be in stock, you’ll receive them the next working day alongside your other supplies.
Our strong partnerships with suppliers mean we’re kept abreast of the latest innovations within the marketplace, so we can identify the most suitable solutions for you.
Our buyers also review the products we source for you on an ongoing basis to identify any opportunities for cost reduction. We look for more cost-effective solutions or better value alternatives that enter the marketplace.
Need a wide range of products and services, but don’t want the hassle of juggling multiple orders? Our enhanced and limited range of products makes it easy for you to get exactly what you want via a single source solution.
We can source everything you need for your workplace - whether it is from our catalogue, Limitless Range or through our Specials Service – saving your procurement team’s time, hassle and money. You benefit from consolidated invoicing, intelligent management information and direct deliveries.
Procurement professionals are experiencing a time of change. As more purchasing processes become automated, many are shifting from transactional buying to a more strategic approach to procurement.
The issues businesses face managing their supplier base can amount to an increase in effort and workload to ensure these relationships are maintained and built upon in order to get the best possible value and service.
Procurement has evolved: once considered purely administrative, the function now possesses a more strategic focus. New technology have accelerated this shift, elevating procurement to the boardroom.
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