Entec International is rolling out its 3PMRO (3rd party Maintenance, Repair & Operations) supply chain service in Nigeria for one of the world’s largest food & drink multinationals, following a successful project in Ghana.
Sales Director Charlie Patterson says that Entec moved from a being a transactional spare parts supplier to a 3PMRO supply chain consolidator for the client, having commenced pilot operations in Ghana January 2018.
By replacing the existing large fragmented supply base with a fully managed 3PMRO partnership, Entec achieved a 16.2% cost reduction in the first twelve months of the project, having reduced shipments by 93%, which also cut CO2 emissions by an impressive 5,032 tons
As the single point of contact, Entec streamlined the supply chain, converting a complex process with multiple payment terms in multiple currencies into a single process to pay with common terms in a single currency. Reducing risk and managing complexity is a core value of Entec’s 3PMRO service, Charlie explains.
“As a transactional supplier, there is only so far you can go in reducing commodity cost, but by adopting a holistic approach to the supply of spares, assuming responsibility for managing the entire MRO procurement process and supply chain, we made a big difference to overall efficiency and delivered significant cost-savings,” he says.
Administration time and costs were cut dramatically too, with an 58% reduction in the number of invoices to be processed, while Purchase Orders decreased by 83%, saving Procurement to Payment (P2P) transactions and costs.
As part of an inventory optimisation programme, Entec also conducted an onsite audit of the Engineering stores in Ghana, cleansing and enriching data, standardising part numbers, removing duplication and producing a catalogue of spares to support automation of the ordering process.
Charlie Patterson concludes, “Entec’s 3PMRO solution has enabled our client to streamline their procurement and supply chain processes, reducing overall acquisition costs for MRO spares, which has had a positive impact on both their organisational profitability and competitiveness.”
Having proved the pilot project in Ghana, Entec is now rolling out the 3PMRO service to the client’s sites in Nigeria.
Acres Consultancy has added to its talent acquisition team with the appointment of Ben Paine and Katy Barry.
Ben’s most recent experience is with the provision of contract and interim staff to organisations in both the private and public sectors. Degree educated at Nottingham University in media and communications, Ben has a reputation for quality and professionalism amongst his clients and the candidates he has placed.
Katy has worked for a market leading recruitment support provider offering solutions to both manufacturers and retailers across the UK.
Principal Director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres said, “We are delighted to welcome Ben and Katy to our growing team of talented consultants.
“Both Ben and Katy excel in effective communication with both job seekers searching for their next position and businesses looking for talent. They will enhance our team offering, which is building a growing reputation for exceptional industry skills and experience, making us a first choice provider for both KBB retailers and merchants.”
National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has adopted a new business structure and announced a raft of senior management promotions that are set to deliver new levels of expertise across key commercial property sectors.
Following a strategic review Wakemans has moved from a service-led approach to business to one that will enable it to hone its expertise and develop a clear identity in the market sectors in which it is most active.
Executive Chairman John Woodhall said: “This is an important stage in the evolution of our business. Repositioning our offering enables us to maximise resources to improve our technical quality and accuracy as well as our planning and response times, and provides a clear structure for future growth.
“The promotions recognise the major contribution made by some of our most talented managers and reinforce our commitment to offering our employees opportunities for career advancement.”
Newly appointed Divisional Director Nigel Himpson will head up the leisure division alongside Senior Quantity Surveyor Joanne Dale, who becomes Head of Technical Services for Hotels. Their remit is to continue to grow the firm’s market share in hotels whilst also diversifying its client base in conjunction with exploring new opportunities throughout the leisure arena.
Andrew Hancock steps up to Divisional Director to take charge of Wakemans’ new industrial and logistics division, where he will be supported by Andy O’Connor, who is promoted to Associate Director. They will focus on raising the profile of Wakemans in a highly active marketplace in which the firm enjoys both considerable expertise and broad experience.
Clients’ land remediation and infrastructure service requirements will also be handled by the new industrial and logistics division.
Seinde Balogun, who joined the Wakemans board as Director and shareholder in 2008, will lead the division that specialises in residential/retail and public sector projects. The restructure will see him focus on expanding the firm’s client base, especially in the education sector, taking advantage of opportunities in school refurbishment/remodelling and student accommodation projects.
Divisional Director Adrian Cartwright and the firm’s building surveyors will support all three divisions as will the project management team led by Senior Project Manager and Head of Project Management Matt McWalter.
As part of the new look Wakemans set-up, Divisional Director Tony Hooper assumes extra responsibilities. Tony, who is based at the Wakemans office in Bristol, becomes the firm’s head of expert witness services, advising on commercial and residential cases involving disputes over quality, workmanship and financial payments.