An information revolution in the Procurement Profession

Procurement intelligence organisation Propurchaser has appointed specialist procurement and supply management consultancy Bespoke Sourcing Solutions as its official representative in the Africa and Middle East Region, Andrew Hillman, MD of Bespoke Sourcing Solutions, tells SmartProcurement.

Bespoke Sourcing Solutions will be responsible for promoting Propurchaser’s online knowledge solution and for providing limited membership services to Africa and Middle East Region members.

“Propurchaser is at the forefront of procurement intelligence and members are gaining a clear competitive advantage with access to tools such as Commodity Price Reports, Material Cost Drivers, Selling Price Models, Budgets and Forecasts, and Negotiating Nuggets,” says Hillman.

Propurchaser provides Purchasing Professionals with information and tools to help them better prepare for negotiations and aims to raise the profile and status of the Purchasing Profession by increasing senior-management awareness of its strategic, profit-boosting potential.

“Propurchaser has become a trusted resource for thousands of Purchasing Professionals throughout North America and Europe. We have the distinction of being chosen to partner with both the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada,” says Rod Sherkin, President of Propurchaser.

Propurchaser members include Purchasing Professionals from a wide variety of organizations such as A.T. Kearney, Black & Decker, Coleman, Energiser Batteries, Home Depot, HSBC Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle, Pfizer, Sappi Fine Papers, Rio Tinto, Shell, Warner Bros. and Xstrata, to name a few.

“They have hundreds of data sources to draw upon when determining the numbers that appear on their monthly charts and access to selected trade journals and pay-for-use websites. Propurchaser uses its own researchers to constantly scan newspapers, magazines, websites, and annual reports for cost-related information. Most importantly, they have a network of ‘deep experts’ with whom they regularly consult. Each of these individuals has in-depth knowledge of transaction prices in a particular commodity area,” explains Hillman.

“Propurchaser is pleased to be working with Bespoke Sourcing Solutions, which has the right network and capability to extend Propurchaser’s services to Procurement Professionals in the Africa and Middle East Region,” concludes Sherkin.

Propurchaser is offering a 30-day free trial to Procurement Professionals in Africa and the Middle East.

For more information about Bespoke Sourcing Solutions and Propurchaser’s services please contact ahillman@bespokesourcing.co.za

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