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RS & CIPS 2022 Research

ESG is more important than ever

The extreme weather conditions in the UK this summer have focused minds on the need to reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change. It’s also increased the imperative for companies to address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.

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Industry news from RS - November 2022

As a new survey shows more manufacturers are connecting their infrastructure to the cloud, carmakers are committing to training tomorrow’s engineers. This is your November news roundup from RS.

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Industry news from RS - October 2022

The government’s business energy price cap has been widely welcomed, moves to increase UK energy security are getting underway and the Royal Navy commissions its newest submarine in this month’s news round-up.


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Industry news from RS - July 2022

Manufacturing margins are squeezed, offshore oil and gas operators face new windfall tax, and a £7 million solar-powered Royal Navy logistics centre opens in this month’s news roundup.

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Industry news from RS - June 2022

Smarter public procurement, major new carbon-capture projects and the benefits of HGV driver bootcamps in easing pressure on supply chains all feature in this month’s news roundup.

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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Making MRO sustainable

Sustainable and ethical procurement has risen to the top of the agenda for MRO professionals. With stakeholders expecting the highest standards, procurement holds the company's reputation in its hands.

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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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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


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.


Switching on to eProcurement

There are a number of significant benefits to introducing eProcurement into your organisation – firstly, it frees up employee time, so if you can utilise your resources in a better way to improve time management, you will see a drop in overall procurement costs, which directly affects your bottom line.



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


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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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


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


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