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Procurement Strategy

How to future-proof your tender process

It’s important to follow best practice when tendering for the indirect category of supplies for Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO). But one size does not fit all businesses and it’s vital to make sure that your tender process reflects your real-life day-to-day needs.

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Strategies for managing MRO

Organisations are adopting new services and innovations to manage supplies for MRO (maintenance, repair and operations). Here we explore strategies and how your supplier can support you in your search for the right solutions for your business.

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RS & CIPS Research 2017

MRO in focus

Connected Thinking's recent roundtable discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities arising from indirect procurement and MRO supplies as organisations in all industries seek to drive improvement

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Taking the pain out of exporting

Any organisation with an international footprint needs to be aware of the complexities involved in sending goods across borders. In the case of MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) supplies, there are a number of legislative and logistical hurdles to be negotiated before they can be shipped.

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CIPS Annual Conference 2019 review

Procurement's time has come. Standing for something can be a great way of standing out. And when it comes to sustainability and having a purpose, supply chains offer great potential.

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Building Maintenance

Building maintenance all wrapped up

Paper, packaging and plastics companies need to overcome a ‘just in case’ hoarding mentality when it comes to buildings maintenance procurement. A proper maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) procurement strategy could be the answer.

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The future of industry 4.0

As the Internet of Things continues to grow and influence a greater number of businesses, we take an in-depth look at the practical uses for IoT, explain the potential benefits for organisations and suggest how technology may dramatically change business in this country (and others) in the future

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What is MRO Procurement?

Overview of MRO or ‘indirect procurement’, why most companies underestimate it’s importance and how a good MRO strategy can improve your bottom line

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The industrial internet of things explained

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a concept known by a number of different names – Industry 4.0, ‘factory of the future’, the fourth industrial revolution – but they all centre around the same principles.

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2018 Indirect Procurement Report

In this whitepaper, RS Components and The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) analyse their research conducted amongst procurement professionals across the world, on the indirect procurement category of MRO supplies.

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Grow your MRO network

Our panel of procurement experts share their secrets for achieving stakeholder alignment on your indirect purchasing approach

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Knowledge economy

Procurement and MRO professionals have historically not been great at embracing social media. But the potential benefits of using new communication tools to improve processes, collaboration and best practice, and to cut costs, could be significant

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Learning lessons from B2C

Why organisations servicing business customers should be looking beyond fellow B2B companies for inspiration

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Managing success

Cranfield School of Management’s Mike Bourne on what he believes are the fundamentals of good management

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Prepare for the future

Whether you see it as a threat or an opportunity, MRO procurement is changing, and success for your organisation will depend on how it adapts