Advisory & Change
Deliver more value and efficiency to your organisation through procurement consulting, transformation and change
ArcBlue Procurement & Supply Chain Advisory & Change services deliver more value and efficiency to your organisation. Our services utilise our range of methodologies, best practice tools and programs formulated over years of operation to improve performance and enhance the influence of strategic procurement.
ArcBlue has a proven track record in delivering improvements across the end to end procurement and contract management cycle. Our team of experts have specialist expertise in a broad range of sectors & categories. We work alongside our clients to develop the people, processes, and systems necessary to deliver effective change.
At ArcBlue, our mission is to drive positive change through procurement.
ADVISORY & CHANGE SERVICES
The ArcBlue Advisory & Change range of services leverages our specialist expertise from:
- Savings Programs
- Contract Management
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Supply Chain
- Category Management
- Benefits Realisation
- Change Management
- Project Management
EMBED PROCUREMENT CHANGE
Embed procurement transformation and make your change initiatives ‘sticky’ with the mybuy hub – your connected digital procurement hub.
The ArcBlue mybuy hub provides a single ‘home’ for all things procurement, giving your stakeholders a simple and effective user experience for your new procurement processes.
The mybuy hub brings it all together – tools, strategies, processes, learning & analytics. It interfaces with your existing systems to ensure that you can embed procurement change across your whole business.
Design your ‘roadmap for change’ with ArcBlue Procurement Diagnostics
Our Procurement Diagnostic uses a structured process to assess current procurement activity and develop a roadmap which reveals opportunities to reduce cost, improve supplier performance and enhance the influence of strategic procurement across your organisation.
With the organisational strategy in mind, our team provides an assessment best practice procurement, then develops the findings into a detailed report containing recommendations, a business case and an implementation plan – effectively a playbook for your change program.
FRAMEWORK REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
Deliver more value and efficiency to your organisation through your procurement framework
Our experienced team will review, refine and develop your new procurement framework to simplify, reduce risk and ensure your practices reflect a value for money and probity-driven service. Create a better procurement framework to become more customer-centric with your stakeholders.
We assess your policy, processes and templates to understand the current state and identify opportunities to improve procurement compliance. We do this by engaging with diverse stakeholder groups at all levels before designing and developing process flows, documentation, templates and user-guidance to ensure an improved user experience.
We also provide training and implementation services to support the implementation of the new framework – including leadership, change management expertise and hands-on implementation and guidance material.
An agile method to design and implement effective category strategies
CATalyst is designed to help procurement and stakeholder teams to analyse business needs and supply markets to develop robust category strategies, designed to improve value and with full stakeholder buy-in.
Our methodology is supported by best practice category development tools, techniques and templates, adding energy, focus, clarity, and transparency to category strategy planning and implementation. We can offer CATalyst as a package in which ArcBlue trains and mentors your internal staff, or as a complete consulting program in which ArcBlue partners with you to understand your business and develop a detailed category strategy and implementation plan.
ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATION
Certify your Procurement Framework to improve influence and reduce risk
ArcBlue delivers public sector accreditation and CIPS certification programs so that organisations be formally accredited to best practice.
We partner with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply to deliver CIPS Procurement Excellence Programs, to certify your framework of policies, processes, strategies and procedures against a best practice model of 5 core dimensions – Leadership and Organisation, Strategy, People, Process and Systems and Performance Management. Once achieved, the Certification adds strategic value to organisations and provides a pathway for organisational development.
ArcBlue has also been involved in more than 50 accreditation assignments across Australia and New Zealand government organisations. Departments are expertly assessed against accreditation guidelines using a thorough review process, assessment and stakeholder interviews.
SAVINGS & OPPORTUNITIES
Identify savings opportunities and drive strategies to realise benefits
Our Savings & Opportunities programs follow a structured methodology beginning with cleansing and categorising spend data and finishing with benefits realisation and reporting. We provide embedded teams to work with the client to fully understand and cleanse data and to create opportunity dashboards to visualise and prioritise opportunities. We then work with key stakeholder groups to validate the opportunity before creating a ‘wave plan’ to drive savings through the organisation.
Our methodology delivers, on average, savings of between 15% to 30% on cost of goods and services.
Programs are delivered through the ArcBlue mybuy hub – using modules to identify savings, manage savings and track savings delivery. The mybuy hub ensures all stakeholders are actively involved and engaged throughout the process.
Leverage your purchasing power to improve efficiency and add value
ArcBlue provides commercial advice and support through the end-to-end sourcing process including; planning, detailed business requirements translation, market and bid evaluation and commercial assessment of proposals.
Our approach is to provide a fit-for-purpose sourcing methodology in combination with the flexible resourcing and commercial model of our Procurement Bench to deliver project deliverables. We offer expertise across a range of categories, environments, public and private sector frameworks and can work with any existing sourcing model.
Safeguard your organisation against probity risks
We offer a range of probity services including Advice, Audit and Training to ensure organisations and procurement teams understand their probity obligations and the consequences of improper practices.
ArcBlue can work with organisations to design frameworks which address key governance and probity requirements and deliver value for money outcomes. We can also provide procurement process facilitation services including procurement planning and contract execution.
We are members of a number of probity panels across Australia and New Zealand, and have experience providing probity services across all levels of government, and on a variety of projects including politically sensitive projects and capital works.
An holistic transformation methodology to enhance strategic procurement
The Compass program uses a structured, three-phase process to produce a roadmap for lasting procurement change. The first phase involves undertaking a detailed professional assessment of an organisation’s procurement function, including systems and processes, and the role and impact of the function on organisational objectives.
The second phase is a thorough spend analysis which is used to identify cost improvement opportunities and the third phase investigates the current level of capability across the team.
The analysis and opportunities are then brought together to produce a procurement roadmap for change which guides the organisation to deliver lasting benefits to stakeholders.
Deliver complex and successful infrastructure procurement projects
Infrastructure projects and capital programs can be challenging and need to balance how to best manage project risk, budget and timeline while achieving long-term economic, social and environmental benefits that may be realised over several decades.
Our experienced team have identified five important practices fundamental in delivering value for money through infrastructure procurement – Fitness for Purpose, Cost Management, Risk Management, On-time Delivery, Social and Economic Benefit.
SPEAK TO OUR SPECIALIST
Adrian Gjurasic Executive Director, Asia
Chris Gunn Director, Victoria & Tasmania
Chris Hampden Director, South East Asia
Chris Hodgson Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Chris Newman Co-Managing Director
Dan Fielding Co-Managing Director
Elisabeth Lette Director, Queensland & Northern Territory
Emerson Boyle Director, Western Australia
Fiona Nissen Director, New Zealand
Justin Sara Director, South Australia & State/Federal Government
Keith Gauntlett Director, Hong Kong & China
Shane Lamont Director, NSW & Infrastructure
Travis Stewart Managing Consultant
WHY ARCBLUE FOR ADVISORY & CHANGE?
We have deep procurement advisory experience across both private & public sector.
A Practical Approach
We offer practical advice and simple solutions to position your procurement team to deliver real value.
Embedded Digital Solutions
We can provide technology solutions to help support your procurement transformation program and ‘make change sticky’.
Our team of consultants offer hands-on advice based on real-world procurement experience.
We can offer product, category and sector specialists to provide in-depth knowledge to meet your needs.
Consultants in Key Locations
We have a widespread team of over 140 consultants with reach & experience across the Asia Pacific region.