Cost Saving

Higher education is just one area where procurement teams are under pressure to save ©Getty Images
Cost savings beat quality in UK public sector procurement
NHS trusts working collectively as a single buyer will reduce costs. © Peter Dazeley/Getty Images
Collaborations are key to efficiency in the NHS
Summer read: a novel about procurement
The deal is expected to deliver “significant savings”. © Crown Copyright
MoD signs £525m contract to boost fire and rescue services
Good category strategy can help overcome cost pressures
Collaborative procurement is helping construction grow
The store closure programme has caused costs of approximately £222m, with further charges expected. © AFP/Stringer
M&S saves £100m through transformation
The team hires venues around the world to run exams for its programmes – from GCSE to CIPS ©Mat Wright/British Council
Case study: British Council's local/global balance
The retailer suffered pre-tax losses of £491m for the year to 1 September © Debenhams
Debenhams to consolidate and automate warehouses
WWI anniversary Thank You artwork for the British Legion toured the UK in August ©Andrew Fosker/PinPep/Royal British Legion
Case study: Professionalising The Royal British Legion's buying
Cost-cutting drops as a priority
Report says buyers should consider the long-term integrity of buildings ©AFP/Getty Images
Construction buying in need of makeover