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.
The Make UK/PwC Executive Survey 2022, published in January 2022, says that despite the challenges of COVID-19 and Brexit, “manufacturers are looking to the future with a level of confidence that might not have been foreseen a year ago”.
Simon Fletcher, Sales Director for the UK at RS, welcomes evidence from recent research that a strategic approach to indirect procurement is becoming more commonplace
The first in a series of articles sharing insights from senior MRO procurement professionals outlines the challenges, and solutions, surrounding demand management
Elevated levels of uncertainty and turbulence are changing how we manage risk, say senior indirect procurement professionals
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.
In the 2021 Indirect Procurement Report the percentage of people saying managing stakeholders is a daily challenge rose to almost half. So how can you improve relationships?
MRO procurement teams are increasingly turning to digital tools to improve efficiency. Automation allows team to delegate day-to-day decisions to end users within a controlled environment.
Sustainability efforts at RS Group, translate into improved MRO in your organisation, says Andrea Barrett, Vice President of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Progress towards greater sustainability at RS Group, can help you to meet ESG targets within your organisation, says Andrea Barrett, Vice President of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Risks, by their very nature, are unpredictable. Few foresaw the COVID-19 pandemic with its devastating impact on both human life and the economy.
Compliance can seem like a necessary evil - one of those things you have to do but which adds little value. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Procurement teams have long needed to cope with change, managed challenges and solve urgent problems. But the impact of the pandemic was especially severe. Has it led to fresh insights?
Controlling costs is a constant source of pressure for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) professionals. The pandemic has made matters worse as social distancing rules have changed the way some companies work.
Sustainability is as important as ever in maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) procurement. Here are some practical tips to make your procurement more socially responsible.
From the importance of sustainable sourcing to the impact of COVID-19, here are some key takeaways from this year’s report
In this exclusive 2019 report, challenges are explored for professionals managing the indirect procurement category of supplies for Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO).
IIoT predictive analytics allow manufacturers to detect defects long before they become apparent to human senses
In this exclusive 2018 report, challenges are explored for professionals managing the indirect procurement category of supplies for Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO).
Recent research shows professionals responsible for indirect procurement and MRO supplies face a range of pressures both on a day-to-day basis and at a strategic level.
Three industry experts explore attitudes towards new technologies and how these innovations help to solve common MRO procurement problems.
MRO is changing – and quickly. According to a recent survey amongst Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply members, 44% anticipate “complete change” in company strategy over the next five years.
In this white paper RS & CIPS analyse research conducted with procurement professionals on the challenges of indirect procurement and MRO supplies.
Indirect procurement, and the processes connected to MRO purchases, are changing – what will these changes mean, and how will they impact long-term costs?
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.
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.
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
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.
We reveal the biggest challenges facing indirect procurement professionals and how to tackle them
To say sustainability has become one of the most discussed topics of recent times would be an understatement. Google it, and over one billion results will come back – it is an issue of interest and concern to an incredibly broad and diverse audience.