November 1, 2012
Changes in the energy sector mean this is becoming an increasingly interesting area for supply chain management, procurement professionals and their organisations.
Why, you may ask? Let’s take a closer look at the reasons and their implications for everyone involved.
The sector is at the beginning of an impressive investment programme that could hit £200 billon over the next decade. Between 2010 and 2011 alone, employment in the energy sector grew by 6 per cent and investment by 10 per cent to £10.3 billion, according to Ernst & Young’s latest report Powering the UK. (more…)
June 1, 2012
The soon-to-be-launched Green Deal – the government’s energy efficiency scheme – poses a multitude of procurement opportunities and challenges for suppliers and housing providers.
Millions of UK homes will be refurbished to bring fuel bills down. To do this, social landlords will purchase large volumes of products and labour from a relatively immature green market. The scale of this procurement programme and the rapidly developing market in which it operates could spell a multitude of problems. (more…)