Entries by Richard McKenzie-Browne MBA, MCIPS

Vikki Baker

Vikki’s job is to keep our Associates in order and to provide our ‘back office’ administration. With 20 years experience in Human Resources and Administration, Vikki makes sure that our processes, systems and work ethic is second to none. Vikki is responsible for general day to day administration, peer review, document origination and client coordination […]

I know all about Procurement!

Ever heard that before? Quite often procurement is simplified and many believe they’ve mastered procurement having put together a sourcing document such as an RfP, RfQ, RfT etc. Sometimes, and quite traditionally, the sourcing document is a simple replica of ‘whats been done in the past’ and includes some copying and pasting from other documents […]

How mature are you?

Procurement’s importance is being driven by increasing pressure to cut costs, streamline procurement processes and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain. Measuring your organisation’s procurement maturity is the first step in identifying your procurement risk and opportunities, improving performance and increasing business vitality. An effective procurement maturity assessment can help identify and eliminate […]

Calling all experienced and innovative construction professionals!

We could really use your help. MB Associates value your perspective on how New Zealand, as a nation, approaches Whole of Life Costing and whether there is merit to improving how we undertake this process. Attached here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3729570/Whole-Life-Costing-Impact-Survey-July-2017  is a brief questionnaire which takes no longer than three minutes to complete and which will help immensely in […]

Transforming procurement through implementing Whole of Life (WoL) value

Richard McKenzie-Browne, Technical Director – Procurement, will be presenting at the GovProcure New Zealand 2017 conference in Wellington on the 30th August 2017 (https://lnkd.in/gHAGvDW ). It’s set to be an informative conference with some superb guest speakers presenting on procurement good practice and reform. Richard will be talking about ‘Transforming procurement through implementing Whole of […]