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Cambridge Education Group. 6 Core Categories.
Delivering savings. Establishing a progressive procurement culture.
The Opportunity
Cambridge Education Group is a high quality global education provider. Their management team were keen to develop a global procurement function within the business which would enable the Group to progress globally.

The project's main objectives were:
Deliver savings by category
• Ensure that the quality of products or services were equal or improved by the process

TrueValue Strategy
PEPCO supported a detailed review of current procurement activities and spends to develop a strategy to best negotiate and manage procurement activities. We started by looking at a selection of the fundamental categories including food, office supplies, marketing print, mobile telecoms, laptops, desktops and landlines.
In tandem with our analysis we also worked closely with the client to design and implement core procurement processes and provide the necessary toolkits.

Across the categories we built models to review current volumes, costs and activities. We then worked through a series of hypotheses to find best fit and costs, supported by commercial inputs from tenders. Business cases were created and final supplier selection made. This exercise created a core internal competence, one that generated immediate benefits that were visible to all in the business and a sustainable resource for the mid/long term.


Savings of £400k or 19% of spend addressed
Our initial work with CEG has delivered a £400K saving, a substantial 19% cost reduction on addressed spends. What's more, on the back of our work, CEG have invested in their own operational improvement team to carry on realising further savings.

TrueValue |

Through a programme of supplier rationalisation, contract renegotiation and process improvement, CEG have benefited from significant cost savings, reduced administration and now has much greater visibility and control of their procurement activity.

6
Core Categories
£0.4m
Actual Savings
19%
% Saving
"PEPCO reviewed all our procurement in key spend areas and provided us with a comprehensive scoping report and recommendations. Through a programme of supplier rationalisation, contract renegotiation and process improvement we have benefited from significant cost savings, reduced administration and much greater visibility and control of our procurement activity. PEPCO provide specialist procurement support as and when we need it, engaging with the key stakeholders in our organisation to ensure that all projects are delivering to our
business requirements."

Hetal Shah, Chief Financial Officer
Meet the team
Our core team of 18 people is supported by a number of procurement specialists and advisors in specific categories.
Whatever your sector you will have access to valuable experience and expert insight.
Find out more about TrueValue and how it could strengthen your procurement processes.
Call us on +44 (0) 20 3008 7588 or email us at
truevalue@pepcoservices.com
Find out more about TrueValue and how it could strengthen your procurement processes.
Call us on +44 (0)20 3008 7588 or email us at
truevalue@pepcoservices.com