Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

We believe effective Supply Chain Management is a main part of a successful business. So why should Organisations (Primes) with Supply Chain Partners have a Supply Chain Management Framework Document?

Set a consistent standard for: –
 – Procurement & management of subcontractors

Drive the behaviours required to:
 – Operate to the benefit of the funding body
– Provide value for money at every stage

SFA declared a direct relationship between lower OFSTED grades and success rates and the larger subcontracted contracts.

Demonstrate understanding of contract delivery including: –
 – Success rates
– SAR & QIP processes
– Quality and compliance systems
– Contractual KPI’s
– RTO & Matrix
– Interventions to prevent slippage
– Economic and social sustainability (impact measures)
– Equality and diversity (impact measures)
– Financial robustness

Why should Prime providers have a Supply Chain Management Framework Document?

What can we support with?
– Procurement processes / handbook
– Management information interrogation – success rates / mitigation
– Self-assessment & Quality Improvement templates
– Support and guidance Quality and compliance processes / documentation
– Advice and guidance on KPI’s contract / staffing / SMART action planning
– Advice and guidance on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability
– Research on local priorities – linked to performance to illustrate impact measures
– Advice and guidance on collating Equality and Diversity data
– Researching local  Equality and Diversity Impact Measures EDIM’s linked to performance to measure impact.

The Merlin Standard
The Merlin standard is a standard of behaviour which DWP prime providers are expected to adhere to in their relationships with their subcontractors. It is designed to encourage excellence in supply chain management by prime providers.

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Our Services

We believe professional Supply Chain Management provides a major contribution to overall success not only supporting Prime Providers to deliver their contracts effectively but also supporting their Partners to grow and maximise their individual capacities.

How to ensure your Procurement process is open, fair and transparent from your Initial Expression of Interest following through to Contract Award and Partner On-boarding.
Performance management is to continuously improve the performance of individuals and that of the organisation.
We strive to make every business achieve more providing strategies to support you to identify strengths and focus on the areas that of development.