Buyers at local
councils and in central government departments are increasingly being urged to
work together to increase efficiency and save taxpayers money.
In the private
sector it has previously not been an imperative, but perhaps the current
economic climate will encourage more competitors to collaborate on the
procurement of common goods and services.
In the latest
issue of SM, we talk to the MD of a very successful alliance. The
Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organisation has been running since 2001 and controls
90 per cent of spend across the two firms.
Is, or would, your
organisation consider working with another to make savings?