Procurement Outsourcing Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Procurement Outsourcing Services Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Other Outsourced Functions | Jan 2013

Renewed growth: Outsourcing demand rebounds as businesses strive for greater efficiency

IBISWorld’s Procurement Outsourcing Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Procurement Outsourcing Services industry faced challenges in a shrinking market over the five years through 2012-13. Industry revenue is estimated to decline by an annualised 1.1% over the period to reach £2.53 billion. The industry's market shrank as the number of businesses in the United Kingdom fell. The remaining businesses were also wary of their financial outlook and were less likely to invest in new procurement processes, which cut demand for industry services. On the other hand, businesses customers were inclined to outsource their procurement function as they strived to find greater efficiencies in a competitive environment. As such, the industry benefitted from a countercyclical trend... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Unlike business process outsourcing that tends to focus on back office services, the Procurement Outsourcing Services industry specialises in sourcing and supplier management services. Due to the vast range of procurement services provided, the industry is ultimately shaped by direct or indirect procurement outsourcing services.

Direct procurement

Direct procurement is primarily geared toward raw materials and production goods, which are used in the production process of a company. In the livestock industry for instance, animal feed would be one of the prime direct procurement categories. Over the past five years, this segment exhibited marginal growth as companies typically operate with enough scale to develop and run in-house procurement teams... purchase to read more


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What is the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry?

Businesses in this industry act as a third party to provide procurement services for clients, including direct and indirect procurement. Procurement outsourcing allows client companies to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance performance.

Industry Products
Direct procurementIndirect procurement
Industry Activities
Direct procurementIndirect procurementDirect procurementIndirect procurement

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