Procurement & Supply Chain

Bought in goods and services can account for up to 50% of the cost base for some of our clients. Hand-in-hand with Newton's Energy and Utilities team, our Procurement and Supply Chain consultants ensure no stone is left unturned in order to deliver savings and service improvements right across the supply base.

Our approach starts with understanding our clients' core objectives, as well as their current business state before proposing opportunities. We then work closely with client teams to ensure benefits are delivered, hit the bottom line and are sustainable in the long-term.

We develop real value by working from the bottom-up, deeply understanding each element of the supply chain. We don't just focus on price or supplier margin alone. With our in-depth knowledge of cost drivers, market trends and a total cost of ownership mentality, Newton ensures the supply chain is working as hard as it can.

Areas we cover include:

      • Insourcing vs. outsourcing
      • Demand management
      • Consolidation, standardisation and rationalisation
      • Purchase to pay best practice and technology solutions
      • Supplier relationship management approaches and tools
      • Category management across all spend areas:
          • Facilities – cleaning, catering, maintenance, security
          • IT & telecoms – fixed line and mobiles, hardware and software and contractor spend
          • Office costs – refurbishment, furniture, stationery, printing solutions
          • Marketing – creative, print, PR, advertising
          • Temporary staff – agency, bank, locum
          • Travel – air, rail, fleet, hotels and venues