Procurement and supply chain services


Increasing global competition means that organisations in both the public and private sectors need to concentrate on what they do best. Effective procurement strategies and well managed supply chains enable organisations to do just that: focus on developing and delivering products and services that exceed customer expectations.

We have been contributing to organisations across the public and private sectors to develop effectiveness in the management of costs and services, raising the recognition of procurement as a driver of efficiency and change. We work with our clients to achieve measurable changes in performance.

The benefits of our procurement and supply chain services include:

  • reduced operating costs
  • increased procurement capability
  • improved service quality
  • simplified processes
  • fit-for-purpose procurement functions
  • effective supplier management.

Your challenges

Driving value from your supply chain and procurement processes is increasingly challenging. Identifying areas that offer real cost savings and reduce operating expenses provides the opportunity to reshape your organisation. Likewise, simplified processes and increased capability in procurement can free up your resources to focus on creating and maintaining competitive advantage.

Making the difference

Our services are focussed on supporting the development of efficient and sustainable supply chains. We will implement effective strategies, optimise supplier bases and help establish supplier relationships that drive results and improve performance.

Our procurement health check provides a complete view of your current procurement organisation, processes, spend patterns and
performance in comparison with best practice measurements and world class approaches. Using the results of the health check we will provide you with a set of practical improvement recommendations for any areas that are not performing effectively. We will help you achieve sustainable improvements in performance.

One key route to achieving greater effectiveness is to use a third party to undertake your noncore functions and services through outsourcing. Outsourcing can save you money, improve flexibility and help manage growth effectively. It also offers access to technical expertise, knowledge and technology of an organisation that specialises in your non-core activities. We can work with you to consider whether outsourcing is right for you and facilitate a smooth transition to outsourced suppliers.

Our procurement services include:

  • comprehensive managed procurement services
  • outsourcing advisory
  • procurement capability health check
  • rapid cost takeout
  • supply chain management and change.

“Turner & Townsend has been instrumental in developing a collaborative, open and transparent framework contract to serve our requirements. The team has challenged us on many occasions to be clearer on our vision and has then turned the vision into reality.”

Managed Motorways Delivery Office Programme Manager, Highways Agency