Perspective Newsletter

Perspective
Newsletter

If you would like to receive Perspective - our monthly newsletter – which brings you all of our latest news and views as well as interviews and opinion pieces then please follow the link below...

Read more

Police procurement 'should be organised better'

20 December 2011

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has called on police authorities across the UK to better manage their supply chain operations.

A review of the procurement processes of the 44 forces in England and Wales has highlighted numerous areas where savings could be made in future.

Oversight of procurement was highlighted as a pressing issue, as 11 authorities revealed they have no measures in place at present to manage this important area, reports Supply Management.

The report noted: "There needs to be effective monitoring at all financial levels and this also requires scrutiny of force credit cards and procurement cards where they are used."

As a result, HMIC's recommendations include taking a more proactive approach to tackling procurement costs, as the current system tends to be reactive and responsive only when problems have been uncovered.

This follows a report from Henley Business School earlier this year which claimed up to one third of the UK's structural deficit could be eliminated through the reform of public sector procurement.

Odgers Interim are UK leaders in Interim Management solutions for the Public Sector. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Cardiff as well as over 50 offices globally. We are the only Interim Management providers who are part of a top tier international executive search firm. We work closely with our executive search colleagues to find candidates who can offer short term solutions with long term benefits. www.odgersinterim.com


Categories: Functional Practices

Comments

No comments have yet been posted, be the first to comment by using the form below:

*
* CAPTCHA
*