Tail Spend

Articles, videos, presentations and infographics about Tail Spend

Tail Spend

Here is a selection of articles, white papers and infographics looking at managing tail spend. We look at what tail spend is and provide strategies for how to manage your tail expenditure.

White Paper: An Introduction to Tail Spend
Stop chasing your tail

Stop chasing your tail

Tackling Tail Spend is not a quick and easy challenge. It takes perseverance and commitment to hunt down the data, challenge silo approaches, change embedded habits and lock in process improvements and savings. Don’t expect too many quick wins, but the prize is great enough – provided you have a Can Do approach.
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Tail Spend Challenges

Tail Spend Challenges

Are you still chasing your tail spend? Does your business spend millions on ad hoc and unpredictable low cost products and services? You know the kind of things that most businesses don’t plan for, but still spend 10-20% of their revenues on. The type of transactions that are too small for procurement to bother with but too numerous to ignore.
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Tail Spend Infographic

Tail Spend Infographic

The traditional view of procurement, promoted by large consultancies, is to focus on managing the top 80% of spend and ignore the 20% of spend in the tail. The argument for ignoring spend is that there are few opportunities for savings.  However, as "sourcing doctor"...

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Complex Tail Spend Management

Complex Tail Spend Management

20% of the typical companies spend is complex expenditure but many companies struggle to account for this type of spend. Do you know how much your business spent today on complex products & services… …locally, nationally or globally? How much do you spend on...

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Supply Chain Brief

Supply Chain Brief


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