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Case Study Details

  • Client Name: Lula
  • Location: South Africa
  • Project Value: Undisclosed
  • Year Completed: 2021
  • Project Under: ESD, Procurement
  • Tenderize Associate: Melanie Pike*


Growth highlighted gaps within Supply chain, Procurement and corporate governance processes, as well as access to funding and market opportunities.

Scope of Work

In today's fast-paced business environment, it's essential to have efficient procurement and process-related practices in place to ensure the smooth functioning of an organization. Procurement is a critical process for any business as it involves acquiring the necessary goods and services to maintain operations and support growth. It involves identifying and selecting suppliers, negotiating prices and terms, and managing relationships to ensure timely delivery of goods and services. A well-defined procurement process can provide significant benefits, such as cost savings, improved quality, and reduced risk. In the case of Lula, the establishment of best practices in procurement and process-related aspects was crucial for their expansion. Lula, a fictional company, was facing a challenge of limited funding, which was hampering its growth potential. However, by addressing the key aspects of procurement and process-related practices and establishing best practices, Lula was able to access the funding required for expansion. So, what are the key aspects of procurement and process-related practices that Lula focused on to achieve this success? Let's take a closer look.

Supplier Management
Supplier management involves identifying and selecting reliable suppliers, negotiating favorable terms, and building and maintaining positive relationships with them. Lula focused on this aspect of procurement to ensure that they had a reliable supply chain in place, which would enable them to access the necessary goods and services. By building strong relationships with suppliers, Lula was able to negotiate better prices, receive timely delivery of goods and services, and ensure consistent quality.

Contract Management
Contracts are essential in procurement as they establish the legal framework for the business relationship between the buyer and the supplier. Lula established best practices for contract management to ensure that they had a clear understanding of their rights and obligations as well as those of their suppliers. By doing so, they were able to minimize the risk of disputes and misunderstandings and ensure that they received the goods and services as per the agreed terms.

Process Improvement
Process improvement involves identifying and implementing ways to optimize procurement processes to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings. Lula identified areas where they could streamline their procurement process, such as automating certain tasks, reducing paperwork, and standardizing procedures. By doing so, they were able to reduce the time and resources required for procurement, freeing up resources for other areas of the business.

Risk Management
Risk management involves identifying and mitigating potential risks associated with procurement, such as supply chain disruptions, quality issues, and contract disputes. Lula established best practices for risk management to minimize the potential impact of these risks. For example, they diversified their supply chain to reduce reliance on a single supplier, established quality control measures to ensure consistent quality, and developed contingency plans in case of supply chain disruptions.

Result and Client Benefits

Through our collaborative efforts, we were able to provide our client with the tools and resources they needed to succeed in a competitive marketplace. Lula was able to sign several contracts with well know national as well as multinational companies.

A final word

In conclusion, the success of Lula in accessing funding for expansion highlights the importance of efficient procurement and process-related practices in achieving business growth. By focusing on key aspects such as supplier management, contract management, process improvement, and risk management, Lula was able to establish best practices that enabled them to access the necessary funding for expansion. As such, organizations should prioritize procurement and process-related practices to achieve similar success in their growth endeavors.

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