Data Analysis / Business Intelligence


The objective of data analysis is for procurement to build and gain sufficient business intelligence and forward insight into the decision making process in order to minimise risk and increase competitiveness. This forms part of the supplier management strategy by understanding the present, predicting the future and prescribing actions.

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Construction output growth hits 10-month low in February, led by weakest rise in housing activity since June 2013

Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

For the first time since January 2013, residential building was the worst performing sub-category of construction output. 

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UK Manufacturing PMI at 34-month low in February

Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

UK Manufacturing PMI posts 50.8, slightly above the stagnation mark.

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UK services posts further solid rise in output

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The rate of job creation picked up from December’s five-month low in January, and was strong overall.

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Weakest expansion of UK construction output for nine months in January

Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Mirroring the trend for business activity, latest data signalled a slowdown in new order growth at the start of 2016

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UK manufacturing growth accelerates at start of 2016

Date: Monday, February 01, 2016

UK Manufacturing PMI at three-month high of 52.9 in January

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