APUG: Our Value Proposition
Utilities worldwide are facing a number of common challenges including constrained expenditure on capital works programmes, volatile commodity prices / exchange rates, and maintaining the required focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility relative to price pressures. The current environment represents many challenges for supply chain and procurement professionals. Through the collaboration that APUG offers, members are able to support each other with strategy development, debate issues, develop sound commercial propositions and approaches that assist in our effectiveness as senior leaders within our respective organisations.
Through the APUG network and its Working Groups, members learn from each other and share in the identification and development of tailored solutions. By working collaboratively, members have greater visibility of industry practices that can lead to reduced costs, time and risks for their individual organisations.
In addition, some APUG members use shared supplier management systems to source and assess suppliers for future business opportunities. By standardising and centralising the collection and validation of information on suppliers to the industry, APUG members have the option of obtaining greater visibility regarding available supply markets and associated benefits.