Steelmaker works in partnership with RS Local to reduce the cost of MRO purchases
Public sector procurement is governed by strict legalisation, compliance, and an overarching need to source products and services that represent the best value for money whilst maintaining reliability.
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.
The UK arm of this diagnostic imaging and healthcare equipment business is looked after by around 250 field engineers. While a manufacturing plant is likely to have its own dedicated stores area and personnel, field engineers have no central facility to rely on.
Having the right parts - on time and in full - to maintain assets and keep lines running is critical not only to the productivity of the plant, but the viability of the overall business.
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How working in partnership helped provide a solution to a problematic procurement process.