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How NTU experts can support your supply chain strategy

NTU is offering supply chain consultancy workshops for SMEs starting in June 2021, followed by one-to-one consultancy sessions.

PTI supply chain consultancy

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The support is available at no cost to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The programme will be delivered by senior procurement specialists who aim to help businesses critically assess systems, identify areas to review and develop, and introduce or improve processes.

The core benefits of strengthening supply chain management are cost reduction, improve quality control, increase speed and flexibility, and mitigating risk.

Business owners who've taken part in this project also report improved ability to delegate, senior team development, greater confidence in handling supplier relationships, and greater clarity on procurement strategy.

What will the support include?

Three 2-hour strategic procurement workshops

These workshops ensure that prior to receiving the consultancy, senior staff responsible for supply chain understand key principles, tools, and best practice in supply chain strategy.

A procurement maturity self-assessment

Gain feedback on the current state to understand gaps, strengths and weakenesses, and assess progress.

45 hours of consultancy support (approx.)

Our team will with you through in-depth exchange of supplier data to produce:

  • spend profile diagnostics
  • purchasing policy proposals
  • a supplier KPI structure for assessing and managing performance development with key suppliers
  • segmentation of suppliers to inform relationship strategy, including negotiation approach
  • a review of supplier risk assessment and mitigation

Talent grants

Where a recruitment need is identified, we can provide a talent grant to fund 20% of the salary of a new graduate role for up to 12 months.

We found the support provided by NTU invaluable. We worked together to develop a tool kit giving an in-depth analysis of supplier relationships, costs, quality and risk mitigation. This process has given me more confidence to engage with suppliers to discuss pricing, transparency, and ensure sustainable practices are adhered to.

Lynn Johnson, Managing Director of FSG Tableware Ltd

Express your interest today – places are limited

Contact Kate Ling at or on 0115 848 4297 for more information.

This support is provided by the Productivity Through Innovation project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Published on 14 May 2021
  • Category: Business