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Charity To Save Over £500k Using Pelican Pi

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Charity To Save Over £500k Using Pelican Pi

February 12
15:31 2014

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Social enterprise and charity, Mytime Active, has announced it will realise financial savings of £500,000 over the next three years, as a result of a phased procurement review.

Managed by procurement and supply chain management specialist, the Pelican Buying Group, the account will see Mytime Active save up to 11% of its annual food-and-beverage budget, with further savings forecasted over the next three years.

Operating over 10 sports and community-based venues – in addition to 19 golf centres located across the South and Midlands – Mytime Active is a social enterprise which reinvests its profits to improve existing or develop new services.

Craig Senior, group food and beverage manager of Mytime Active said: ‘When I joined the company nearly two years months ago, we needed to take greater control of our costs and suppliers, and my main aim was to apply consistency across all purchasing.

‘Pelican was recommended to me and we’ve already witnessed savings of 11 percent, in addition to a number of efficiency savings which resulted from the systems that Pelican has put in place.’

Through the partnership, Mytime Active has integrated Pelican’s Purchasing Intelligence (Pi) cloud-based procurement tool, which provides complete visibility, management and control over purchasing spend, budgets, stock valuation and supplier invoices via a secure online portal.

‘We trialled Pi in our busiest site and I have calculated that it can reduce manpower by as much as 80 percent, as the need to manually handle invoices and financial reporting has all but disappeared.

‘Now, for the first time in ten years, we benefit from real-time, consistent, polished reports with complete visibility of budgets and stocks, and it’s giving me the ability to manage suppliers and ultimately make savings.

‘I’ve projected that we will save at least £500,000 over the next three years by working with Pelican and using the Pi system.’

Since the partnership commenced in May 2012, Pelican has supported Mytime Active with a number of supplier tenders, in addition to managing food tastings, resolving delivery issues, providing marketing support and liaising and negotiating with suppliers. Over 80 percent of food-and-beverage items for the group are now purchased from the approved product list.

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