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We have created a brief video to introduce JDP Project Management - Take a look! ..
JDP Quarter 4 2018 Newsletter
For JDP updates and useful articles on current and relevant news please check out our latest newsletter.   ..
An Interview with.... JDP Founder and Managing Director
To gain further insight into JDP and our team we are publishing our 'Interview with...' series over the coming months. We are starting with Jenny Powell, JDP Founder and Managing Director; Jenny is a highly experienced, MCIPS and Prince2 qualified Commercial Director, having reached board level in-house Jenny setup JDP in 2008, creating a business that has delivered procurement excellence consistently for a growing base of clients. Getting into Procurement; I started as a graduate Buyer at Kodak, supporting in direct and indirect procurement activities, starting with the basics of how..
We are in an increasingly complex global environment with the ongoing Brexit negotiations and impending exit in 2019 as well as tariffs being imposed globally and subsequent trade wars and political volatility. Businesses are in a challenging position regarding managing their supply base and supply chain risks; from availability of workforce with changes to freedom of movement, to the more obvious import and export cost considerations and potential currency fluctuations as a result of such momentous changes to our position within Europe and Globally. It is essential Procurement lead the ..
JDP Quarter 3 2018 Newsletter
For JDP updates and useful articles on current and relevant news please check out our latest newsletter.       ..
We have created a brief video to introduce JDP Benchmarking Services - Take a look! .. ..
Whilst seeking the most commercially advantageous solutions for our clients, with evaluation of price, quality, service and experience being key, more and more the demonstration of behaviours around all-encompassing ethical practices are on the agenda.  Although every client has good intentions regarding best practice relating to fraud, anti-bribery, modern day slavery and human rights as well as social and environmental factors, it doesn’t always effectively translate to best practice in Procurement and Supply Chain activities. We work with clients to embed the highest expectations in s..
With websites available to allow you to compare Estate Agent performance and increasing choice in terms of traditional estate agency versus online providers, and a mix of the two, competition is fierce. Recent scrutiny over success claims, with one firm claiming 78% of homes listed were sold versus independent analysis indicating the figures were just over 51%, this brings in to questions how much reliance we should place on the promotional figures quoted by firms. Whenever performance claims are publicly scrutinized and found to potentially be inaccurate this can have huge repercuss..
2018 Commercial Awareness Week
The government spends around £44 billion each year and delivering value for money for the taxpayer is paramount. Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service, has made it clear he is determined to improve the way commercial arrangements are handled. Given the vast amount of staff involved in managing contracts and supplier relationships across the Civil Service there is inevitably a wide range of Procurement skills and levels of commercial awareness. The 7th to the 11th May 2018 is Commercial Awareness Week with lots of information, events and training to support in ensuring staff are p..
We have created a brief video to introduce what we do at JDP and how we do it - Take a look! ..
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