Learn how ICSs impact public health suppliers
The NHS has undergone some dramatic changes over the last decade to unify healthcare and improve the overall quality of care they provide patients. One of the biggest changes is the implementation of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to bring together health bodies and improve the quality and delivery of [...]
Understanding ICS and its importance in UK healthcare
Integrated care systems, or ICSs, are driving improvements in health care across the UK and overseas to provide a better patient experience and improve collaboration between healthcare providers. It's important that public health suppliers understand how integrated care systems work and how they're set to deliver transformational change across [...]
Procurement platforms are about to have their moment in the ESG sun
The ESG revolution has been upon us for a while but so far the impact in procurement has been felt in terms of what is being bought. Purchasers know the difference between a product that you can recycle and one you can’t. They understand food miles and the dangers [...]
Scottish Government harnessing eCommerce in Procurement
Scottish Government’s Lynn Wisener, Deputy Director of eCommerce & Procurement Best Practice on the government’s use of eCommerce in public procurement. The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland. It has a range of responsibilities including the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, [...]
EVOLVE Purchase to Pay: Integrate, streamline and automate your purchasing processes.
Every organisation needs to be able to carefully manage their purchasing and their budget. The bottom line matters. But with large organisations, a manual system of spreadsheets and paper receipts is more than just slow and cumbersome – it’s actually damaging to the organisation, slowing down the quick purchasing [...]
3 Key Factors Shaping the future of eProcurement
The global COVID-19 pandemic caused considerable disruption across the supply chain and procurement industries. As a result, organisations are now starting to assess how they execute their operational tasks, looking for new ways to amplify their savings, stay connected with remote teams, manage their overall cash flows, and ensure [...]
How purchase-to-pay (P2P) leads to savings
Procurement can be complex for any organisation and this can limit its cost-effectiveness. A procurement process that isn’t cost-effective can substantially increase expenses and impact the business more widely. At a time when many businesses and individuals are looking for ways to reduce costs, purchase-to-pay (P2P) solutions can offer [...]
Purchase to pay best practices.
Purchase-to-pay systems can offer several advantages for businesses. However, there are certain practices to carry out to get the most out of your system and increase in-house productivity further. In this guide, we discuss what purchase to pay is, the common challenges it tackles for procurement professionals, and best [...]
Data standardisation and interoperability challenges in healthcare supply chain
Recent technological advances mean that departments and companies throughout the healthcare sector are shifting towards technological solutions and away from paper. However, this has a range of drawbacks, with the development of a labyrinthine network of systems and data slowing processes down. Read on to find out more about [...]
Operational efficiencies in healthcare supply chains
If you’re working in the procurement departments of the healthcare sector, you might be researching the latest in inventory management technology. The truth is that inventory management is the most crucial benefit of product traceability and by securing this within your supply chain, you can assure inventory management. GS1 [...]
What is Scan4Safety and how can it improve supply chain management in healthcare?
Supply chain management is an important aspect of improving how organisations work - it can help reduce costs, make things run more efficiently, and use data effectively. This is equally true for the health care industry and large organisations such as the NHS. Scan4Safety is the catalyst for change [...]
How to Solve Your Company’s Tail-Spend Problem
Across the country and the world, businesses suffer a significant tail-spend problem – in particular, the public sector spends over £1 billion every year on tail-spend. This is an overlooked area of spending that companies can cut down, but so many instead waste money on unnecessary and uncatalogued purchases. [...]