Soapbox: It's trim up north

2 April 2008

In this issue's soapbox, Ken Cole says that English buyers could learn a lot from their Scottish counterparts when it comes to efficiency.

"Within a short period of time, Scottish public services have made rapid progress in driving out costs and redeploying scarce resources at a pace its English counterparts could only dream of. Why? Perhaps most importantly, McClelland advocated a cross-sector approach to procurement to rid the public sector of overlap, duplication, missed opportunities and a poor use of scarce procurement resources."

How can Scottish buyers help their English counterparts make efficiency savings?

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