Publications & Awards

Publications

Focused on systems thinking, change management, strategic procurement and the creation of lasting change, the following give a more in depth view of the strategic procurement landscape and how to adopt its principles.

ICE

Journal - A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery

This paper discusses a systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory-focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a strategic approach to the procurement of infrastructure-related services in accordance with the quinquennial water sector reprocurement exercise being undertaken by infrastructure client organisations (ICOs).

EPPM

Journal - Engendering Change within a Water Infrastructure Client Organisation: A Participatory Action Research Approach

Continuing demands by stakeholders for improved service delivery has caused Infrastructure Client Organisations (ICO) in the UK to embark upon organisational restructuring. It is expected that such restructuring would enhance cost-effectiveness and quality in asset management and service delivery. However, this change, if not properly managed and sustained, could result in the inability of the ICO to achieve these targets. This study outlines the use of systemic thinking and Participatory Action Research (PAR) in driving and managing such change within a UK-based Water and Wastewater ICO (UK WASC).

CIB

A097 - Strategic Change in the Delivery of Infrastructure

This paper discusses a socio technical systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a structured approach toward the facilitation of change within an Infrastructure Client Organisation (ICO).

 

Awards

The following gives some insight into the professional approval of the value that can be brought via the strategic approach

CIPS

Best Process Improvement Initiative

Using an objective and systems based strategic procurement approach towards the entirety of spend, working closely with the supply chain and challenging the business to find over £300m in savings for customers.

Utility Week

Supply Chain Excellence

Using an innovative approach towards small and medium enterprises in a regulated procurement setting to both realise value, engage the local community and adopt a more comprehensive strategic mindset across the whole value chain.

UoS

Deans Annual Research Prize

Showcasing a portion of the research outcomes achieved as part of the extensive funded research study in collaboration between industry and academia to realise lasting, effective and valuable change to procurement practices.

 

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