The Indirect Spend Alliance
Works under 3 key principles!
Providing procurement with:
- Relevant, easy-to-access insight of the key risks and opportunities in their category, in their language.
- Tools that save time in understanding what questions to ask and focus activity where it is most impactful.
Providing category managers with:
- Best-practice, consistent and specific methods for assessing risk and opportunities in their suppliers.
- Insight that reflects the nuances and reality in their categories, which leave current, generic approaches unfit for purpose.
Providing responsible sourcing with:
- Greater leverage over indirect suppliers, quality of best practices, and collaborative supplier engagement to reduce fatigue.
- Comfort that our co-ordination across multiple initiatives will support a consistent approach and reduce duplication of effort
The mission of the Indirect Spend Alliance is to coordinate and create responsible sourcing best-practice across selected indirect spend categories, making it easy for procurement to implement them!
What We Do &
Where We Operate
The Indirect Spend Alliance operates across:
LOGISTICS & LAST-MILE DELIVERY
WASTE, RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
BRAND & MARKETING SERVICES
- A single, category-specific matrix of the key risks, opportunities, initiatives, and tools for your procurement teams.
- Best-practice sharing sessions that focus on suppliers and companies doing well in priority categories and discussions centered around understanding what strategic partnerships can provide.
- Engagement with relevant, category-specific initiatives to ensure alignment and de-duping of efforts.
- A developed and shared due diligence and improvement process, including new fit-for-purpose assessments for gaps in the matrix loaded and available on a networked platform.
How Do We Accomplish This?
The Indirect Spend Alliance is Chaired by Oliver Hurrey, Chair of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge, The Scope 3 Peer Group, and leverages his industry 16 years of expertise in sustainable supply chains, all while delivering and leveraging a partnership with TwentyFifty, a leading human rights and sustainability consultancy and SupplyShift, a networked, supply chain sustainability data platform.