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The role of aggregators post Covid-19 – and how they fit into your procurement strategy (VIRTUAL)

June 21, 2020

Aggregators have become much more popular for busy-buyers in recent years, and they are perhaps set to become more popular as we emerge from the pandemic lockdown towards a new business normal.

Many procurement teams are soon likely to be asked to review security of supply and complete risk management plans on vital DIRECT spend supporting operational priorities - re-shoring, re-sourcing or dual-sourcing is likely in many cases.

Meanwhile,  re-sourcing INDIRECT categories will also be work that is needed to be done in a timely (if inconvenient) manner; as smaller suppliers perhaps struggle to continue post Covid-19 - especially after 30th September, as subsidies cease.

With operational priorities and DIRECT spend dominating attention, it is not easy to justify any detailed market sourcing exercises for non-essential spend categories. Yet to avoid savings from the past unwinding, the work will be needed now.

However, AGGREGATORS can offer a quick solution, usually without the downside of a poorer deal. Today, several aggregators can offer off-the-shelf deals for a wide range of indirect and semi direct categories (around 20-35 categories in most cases) that offer pre-negotiated deals on fair industry terms, with attractive base discounts, achievable spend targets for quarterly cash rebates, excellent spend-tracking data, and the benefit of leveraging other buyers volume.

With no commitment usually required on contract term, you can still opt out easily downstream and re-source yourself when you have the time.

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Your expert facilitator

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS is an independent management consultant specialising in procurement, a PASA Brand Ambassador, and a non-executive and columnist for SUPPLY CLUSTERS - an aggregator in NSW> He also counts at least two other aggregators as clients from the past. He is also the former founding CEO of CIPSA.
www.jdconsultancy.com.au 


The time of this session is:

11.00-12:30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)

10.30-12.00PM (ADL)

1.00-2.30PM (NZ)

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The role of aggregators post Covid-19 – and how they fit into your procurement strategy (VIRTUAL)
Event Detail Virtual - at your desk using Zoom
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Start August 18th, 2020. 11:00am AEST
End August 18th, 2020. 12:30pm AEST
Status Event Details Closed

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Category One off sessions
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