As a result of the Pandemic as well as the unknown impact of Brexit, the current business landscape is filled with uncertainties, something that will inevitably influence business’ procurement processes and their supply chain. BCR Associates are asking South West businesses to comment on their procurement priorities, challenges and predictions in a unique state of the nation survey.

Senior managers with procurement responsibilities, and others responsible for supply chain, are required to be more resilient and resourceful than ever in facing a changing world of procurement. Just how much, however, has the pandemic shifted priorities and altered traditional approaches to procurement? How important is it now for procurement professionals to drive cost savings or are other more topical priorities taking centre stage, such as sustainable sourcing?

Identifying supply opportunities, achieving sustainability objectives, and managing risks. These are all common procurement issues, but has the pandemic created new concerns, when it comes to managing supply chain?  And what are businesses tipping to be the future trends for procurement?

BCR hope to answer these questions, and more, with their ‘Facing the Future: challenges for the supply chain’ survey and insights report. The purpose of the survey is to discover the procurement challenges, faced by businesses, and their concerns for the future. Key learnings will range from the impact of COVID, on the supply chain, to the priorities and predicted trends for procurement management, as we face an uncertain future – with the implications of Brexit legislation and the economic recovery from the pandemic to consider.

Strategic sourcing, breakthrough technologies and socially responsible practices are just some of the most hotly debated topics, but just how important are they to businesses wrestling on a daily basis with more practical considerations, such as supplier reliability? As members of key businesses in the South West, BCR would value your input and would be grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey.

In addition to offering all survey participants a free insights report, BCR are also launching a prize draw to win a Bose® SoundLink® Micro Water-resistant Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Speakerphone, worth £89.99.

Click here to take the survey, receive an insights report and be entered into the prize draw: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8JSP7C8. The prize draw will close at midnight on 11th October 2020. For Terms and Conditions, please see here: https://www.bcrassociates.co.uk/survey