Following on from our previous blog on how blur Group can save you both time and money when sourcing services, we take a look at how the s-commerce model can directly solve procurement issues.According to Laurent Jehanin (group vice-president of procurement, at Safran) the two major considerations with procurement are to ensure that services are provided on time and with the right quality, and to stick to financial targets. In the modern era there’s more choice than ever before, but it’s important to know that the service that you’re receiving is up to scratch as well as under budget.
s-commerce: the right supplierNo procurement model can be deemed successful unless the end result is the right supplier – the quality mentioned above. s-commerce is no exception: to make this process work it’s about creating the ultimate supplier list and ensure that you’re able to compare apples to apples. Which is where utilising the Global Services Exchange is so important, as you’re able to brief nearly 30,000 expert firms and service providers in one go with everyone working from the same point. The communication with experts looking to pitch is handled by Exchange Support, so you have a single point of contact, ensuring that key points get across regarding the necessity of the project and how your company works. So whether you need to split out part of the budget for sub-project but aren’t sure what budget to allocate, or if you need to work with a firm which has certain experience, then these necessities aren’t lost in the wash. As the experts on the Global Services Exchange are vetted before they can join this means that you can add blur to your procurement roster and rest assured that the experts you’re sourcing are qualified and best suited for your business. Even better, if you’d like a certain firm to pitch for a project then just get them to sign up to blur Group and we’ll do the leg work ensuring that they’re right for the role.
We know that when you decide to move on it, you move fast; because the s-commerce model is automated and online, it can turnaround pitches in under a week if need be, ensuring that your deadlines are still on track. With organisations typically saving up to 25% because of the combination of efficiency and the auction process, you can rest assured that the results will be on budget as well.
“The telecom market is moving very fast: every three months there are new services. One year ago, the length of a project from the beginning of an idea to the delivery of the service could be over 20 months. Now we have to deliver in six to eight months, so the time it takes to manage a consultation is very important.” - Luc Jodry, General Purchasing Manager at SFR.
This means that you can increase your company’s flexibility to meet changing business conditions, giving you less dependency upon internal resources and making your business stronger and faster as a result. But don’t take our word for it, start your project with blur Group today and see what difference s-commerce makes. If you’d like to read more about the benefits of the Global Services Exchange take a look at our blog on how s-commerce is levelling the playing field.
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Are you ready to change the way you source services for the better? Visit the blur Group home page where you can browse possible projects, or if you’ve got a definite project in mind then submit a brief now to get it started.