Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Procurement Outsourcing Services industry is expected to grow moderately over the five years through 2015-16. This is primarily because businesses have chosen to outsource in order to improve cost efficiencies. Demand from public-sector organisations increased because of pressures on public spending. In addition, rising IT and telecommunications adoption has made it easier to outsource procurement-related activities. However, although business capital spending increased during the past five years, it remained somewhat depressed during the start of the period when compared with levels recorded prior to the recession. Additionally, the number of businesses operating in the United Kingdom during the start of period remained below pre-crisis levels... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Unlike business process outsourcing, which tends to focus on back-office services, the Procurement Outsourcing Services industry specialises in sourcing and supplier management services. A vast number of procurement services are available, but the simplest division is into direct or indirect procurement outsourcing services.
Indirect procurement focuses on services that are subsidiary to a company's core business. This segment includes services related to marketing, fleet management, utilities, IT and HR. Demand for indirect procurement is more established because companies often outsource non-core activities in an effort to focus on and strengthen their performance in key areas... purchase to read more