The UK’s energy and utilities sector is critical to keeping the UK running. But, with an ageing built estate, often in remote locations, buildings maintenance can be challenging. Taking a more strategic procurement approach could be a light-bulb moment.
Procurement teams and engineers face several challenges regarding the maintenance, repair and operation of their organisation’s assets and facilities. The supply chain for indirect materials is complex due to the number of stakeholders involved, a fragmented supply base and the number of products that are split across categories. In addition, there is constant pressure from senior management to reduce costs.