Get together

8 September 2008

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?

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