Procurement

APMS builds coherent supply provision in facilities, maintenance, repairs, operations and waste management solutions for their clients. With specialised industry knowledge and tested methodologies, we provide a collaborative approach to understanding the opportunities within an organisation for improved supply options resulting in greater performance and lowered risk.

  • 'Influencing & Driving Change Is What Our Procurement Specialists Do Best'

    APMS builds coherent supply provision in facilities, maintenance, repairs, operations and waste management solutions for their clients. With specialised industry knowledge and tested methodologies, we provide a collaborative approach to understanding the opportunities within an organisation for improved supply options resulting in greater performance and lowered risk.

    APMS Procurement and Service Delivery Services combine to deliver our clients exceptional Facilities, Plant Equipment and Waste Management capabilities.

    Context

    Fragmented supply in waste, maintenance, repairs, operations and facilities creates incredible complexities for organisations that are seeking to reduce their environmental footprint and to gain cost savings. A strategic approach to consolidating and managing an organisation's supply base not only supports the organisation with improved management capability, but also creates immediate bottom line impact and ongoing benefits that deliver value derived year on year.

    APMS understands the entire procurement spectrum not just from supplier selection but also from minimizing risks, managing sustainable outcomes, spend maximization through the use of robust procurement processes, to enhance the performance of your entire procurement function ensuring a world best outcome for your organisation.

  • To create a real & sustainable competitive advantage through strategic procurement, APMS delivers sourcing excellence & supplier management strategies to support our client's business operations enabaling:

     

    In today's competitive environment organisations require supply partners what will help define and support their competitive advantage. Ability to meet service commitments, competitive pricing and financial stability are critical considerations for companies entering into supply and service relationships.

    APMS Strategic Procurement Services

    APMS uses a 5-step sourcing model which is robust yet flexible. Our sourcing model seeks to identify the following opportunities of sourcing excellence in any given category of spend:

    • Price: Understanding of price points within the supply arrangements
    • Programs: Non-price, added value & productivity benefits
    • Process: Key process actions to ensure ongoing success
    • People: Professional through commercial skills development

    The APMS 5 step Sourcing Model:

    • 1. Opportunity Needs Assessment
    • 2. Category & Market Analysis
    • 3. Sourcing Strategy
    • 4. Engagement of Supply Market
    • 5. Agreement & Execution

    APMS works with clients to develop, define product and service specifications and requirements. We source suppliers and develop supporting documentation that deliver competitive supply arrangements for our clients. Our methodology includes performing criteria based assessments and the development of performance based contracts that meet client specific, supply and service requirements. The end result is a supply configuration, which delivers both service improvements and hard dollar savings to our clients in line with industry best practice.

    Client Benefits

    • Reductions in the costs of services
    • Services matched to the specific needs of clients and their business
    • Single point of accountability for sourcing requirements
    • Understanding of supply performance with a road-map for improvement
    • Highly responsive service
    • Flexibility to support customer requirements
    • Increased operational efficiencies
    • Improvements to service levels and performance
    • Relieves client's time to focus on their core business activities
    • Ongoing access to industry information & standards
    • Risk minimization
    • Tailored reporting and documentation to suit client's needs

    Facilities Management

    We provide strategic management advice and support to our clients by understanding the Facilities environments through deep and structured analysis of how they engage with the Facilities Management market. Our scope includes the efficient operation of buildings whilst reducing operational life cycle costs.

    Waste Management

    Organisations are under unprecedented environmental pressures. The collection and transport of waste from multiple sites can be costly for organisations that have not thoroughly understood the entire process. Not only is it important to understand how waste is being collected and transported, it is also essential to recognise how your suppliers are treating, processing and disposing of the organisation's waste.

    Plant Equipment & Maintenance

    Sourcing Advantage Plant & Equipment Maintenance Services provides companies with comprehensive maintenance management capabilities. We achieve this through our unique combination of expertise and resources, helping to reduce downtime, cost and risk, at every level.

    Procurement Services

    To create a real and sustainable competitive improvement APMS delivers sourcing excellence to support our client's business operations. In today's competitive environment organisations require supply partners that will help define and support their competitive advantage. Ability to meet service commitments, competitive pricing and financial stability are critical considerations for companies entering into supply and service relationships.

    Service Delivery

    In challenging business environments, companies are under increasing pressure to deliver cost savings as well as improvements in productivity and reliability. The market is being driven by the demand to outsource non-core activities in both the private and public sectors. By having these services managed by APMS, our clients are able to focus on core business issues, realising productivity, efficiency and financial benefits.

    Made to Measure Solutions

    Robust performance management processes together with advanced supplier relationship management ensure that our clients are supported not only in their sustainability goals but also their ability to derive competitive advantage. In order to deliver pragmatic solutions, which seek to unlock value, we work with our clients to understand their specific facilities and waste management needs within the broader industry context.

    APMS Purchasing Hub

    APMS Purchasing Hub helps clients track and manage what they are buying across their organisation with immediate visibility over enterprise-wide spend by category, supplier, organisation, department and location.

    APMS Purchasing Hub provides real-time performance insights into process bottlenecks, compliance issues and more. In addition to this, the sharing of KPI metrics between procurement, finance and business users makes financial control and decision making easier.

    APMS Purchasing Hub connects with the right suppliers by Identifying, collaborating and transacting with suppliers globally through the APMS Purchasing. Users are directed to buy from preferred suppliers, with real-time collaboration over the network to build stronger, more transparent supplier relationships. Through APMS Purchasing Hub on boarding service, new suppliers can easily be signed up for e-order, e-invoice and catalogue content collaboration.

    APMS Purchasing Hub captures savings through a consumer-style shopping experience made simple via one-click purchasing from approved catalogues. This means it's easy for users to find, purchase and receive the goods and services they need, whilst complying with company policy. Combined with anywhere, anytime mobile access via tablets and smart phones, the capability is guaranteed to maximise savings, visibility, and reporting and compliance management improving the strength of every dollar spent.

    This reduces costs and improves overall quality and turnaround time for updated product assortments and exclusive contract prices. This results in maximising savings, buying power and purchasing compliance in addition to:

    • Higher degree of compliance to procurement contracts
    • Reduction of the time spent looking for each product
    • Improved process automation and control in the procurement process
    • Reduction in order processing cycle times
    • Cost reduction through decrease supplier order and invoice disputes
    • Price tracking and history
    • Purchase requisitioning, reporting and statistical tracking
  • APMS procurement team are experienced with all aspects of both the procurement function and procurement process including the complete Source-to-Pay suite of procurement performance solutions. APMS's team of Procurement Specialists have an extensive knowledge in the implementation of strategic and operational aspects of procurement which extends to - eProcurement, eInvoicing, Spend Analysis, eSourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Management and Financial Savings Management.

    APMS's procurement team have a diverse background of industry specialisations which include Property, Property Services , Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Food Processing, Electronics, Telecommunications, Chemicals, Health and Pharma, Education and more. With such diversity comes the ability to create a greater business impact reflected by decades of experience across many service, product and organisational environments and challenges.

  • APMS works with vendors and suppliers to assist them with:

    Customer Value Alignment through the evaluation of internal and external service opportunities, to develop and design supply chain channel and services strategies, that meet service delivery requirements at optimum costs.

    Fulfilment Management that enables the visibility and efficient management of service and service delivery outcomes that meet stakeholder requirements.

    Channel Design and Service Network Optimisation through the establishment of optimal service support structures in line with agreed channel, customer services and value requirements.

    Strategic Sourcing and Service requirements the development of supplier leverage points and development of appropriate sourcing strategies that reduce the total cost of ownership and strengthen supply relationships.

    Information Systems Improved information systems to gain maximum visibility, decision support and execution of operations and services, that develops an integrated end to end technical and business process solution footprint. Capable of meeting the needs for agreed customer, channel and service delivery.

    Performance Management Establishing required service levels to ensure ongoing peak performance from both suppliers & service providers.

    Organisation Development Developing both skills and capabilities needed to meet and sustain customer, channel and service delivery requirements.

    Process Engineering Development of best practice procedures and processes that ensure the client environment operates effectively whist retaining flexibility to meet new service demands.