We specialise in analysing, consolidating and managing our customers’ ‘long tail’ of low value purchases and suppliers that make up 20% of purchasing spend and 80% of suppliers.
In procurement, the ‘long tail’ is any spend not methodically managed. 80% of purchasing spend is covered by just 20% of suppliers, whilst the remaining 20% forms a long tail of suppliers with ever-smaller budgets and little control over pricing structure. We help manage this hard-to-control tail and deliver savings of 15% on your deliverables.
We manage your long tail supply chain, reducing purchase costs at every level
We reduce the number of transactions and related procurement costs, making it easier and quicker than ever before for you to manage the tail
Thanks to our support you can look forward to improvements in service levels, KPIs, compliance, credit term optimisation and user experience
Our scheduled reporting gives you a helicopter view of your long tail spend and supplier profile, so you can make clear decisions throughout a complex and challenging process
Originally called OfficeScape, our mission was the world-class supply of office products. To better serve our customers, we’ve been extending our expertise into complementary areas. Now, we’ve rebranded as Upstream to reflect our broader capabilities.
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