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We are pleased to announce our success in joining the G-Cloud 12 Framework for Crown Commercial Service, in partnership with Bramble Hub. All of our Public Sector clients can now access our Services via this framework. For all of your Procurement, Commercial Governance, Programme and Project Management JDP can deliver swift results, using proven methodologies to deliver your strategic objectives. ..
There is always a focus on ‘getting the job done’ and ‘when will the project be delivered’ but this should not be considered the final chapter. Once a Programme or Project is complete, with the goals delivered, the Manager typically oversees the formal close-outs of external and internal procurement efforts with formal sign-off of delivery. But this does not represent the completion of all work; once a contract is signed and the transition of supply arrangements is complete, there is an essential transition from project to BAU delivery to ensure ongoing Contract (CM) and Supplier Relatio..
An Interview with.... Procurement Programme Manager Jenny
To gain further insight into JDP and our team we are continue to publish our 'Interview with...' series.. Jenny is fully MCIPS and Prince2Practitioner qualified, with a background in client delivery predominantly in Professional Services and Healthcare. She now splits her time between coordinating delivery, client account management and JDP Operations. Getting into Procurement: I started as a Junior Buyer within a large team of Strategic Category Managers for a Global Engineering Firm. As well as supporting colleagues in major projects I cut-my-teeth on managing categories such as sta..
Continuous Improvement - What is it and Why? Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) is a powerful philosophy that is embedded into the business behaviours and working culture of successful Procurement professionals. The continuous improvement mind-set goes far beyond utilising tools such as a Value Stream Map, where flow is tracked in order to map out a product or service. Data-driven management frameworks such as Total Quality Management (TQM) wrap a structure around the Lean philosophy by outlining that in order to be embedded successfully - workers at ALL levels must be ‘ALL IN’ on committi..
Collaboration is at the heart of everything JDP do. We believe in the intrinsic link between ourselves and our client teams, enabling us to align effectively to the vision and strategy for each and every engagement. Through harnessing and sharing ideas, thoughts, experiences and best practice we can create a platform for continuous improvement. Feeling engaged and motivated stems from teamwork, co-operation and collaboration with mutual respect of others’ time, opinions and commitments being essential. How – there is no right answer to the question of how to best collaborate but brin..
An Interview with.... Procurement Consultant Sukhraj
To gain further insight into JDP and our team we continue to publish our 'Interview with...' series. Sukhraj is a procurement professional with global sourcing experience and is currently leading a JDP engagement within the Higher Education sector. Getting into Procurement: My first formal exposure to Procurement was at University, where I gained an insight into the theoretical side of procurement. I was fascinated over how recently every major national and international organisation began investing in establishing a procurement function. My continual enthusiasm for the subject has..
At JDP, we feel it is important that risk is not shied away from or considered a negative and that risks are managed and mitigated in a transparent, proactive manner. Risks must be articulated in the correct way with probability and impact being reviewed with ongoing monitoring and management. The development of Risk Registers with consistent metrics and mitigation strategies alongside Risk Forums have progressed significantly and are now commonplace. However, their success is reliant on effective 1) People engagement, collaboration and motivation, 2) Process; clear and concise formal proce..
A story of successful change management - Listening to hear not listening to reply….
We always hear of success in terms of financial output or operational efficiency, but these successes are often only made possible through effective stakeholder and supplier relationship management and all-encompassing project management. JDP completed a tender and implementation engagement for a client in the Legal Services area, supporting the in-house reprographics and print management department in selecting and transitioning to a new supplier and technology solution. The success of this project was achieved through effective relationship management; really listening to stakeholders ..
  JDP appointed by top 20 UK University
JDP to provide a strategic procurement review and diagnostics as well as delivery support. JDP have been appointed by a large, internationally renowned University to support in both procurement project delivery spanning Professional Services and Estates, providing commercial and compliance advice and support to key stakeholders. In addition, we will be reviewing the Procurement Processes and Procedures. JDP will be completing a thorough due diligence process allowing for current state diagnostics and future state recommendations to deliver Procurement excellence for the University’s inte..
We have created a brief video to introduce JDP Project Management - Take a look! ..
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