Tarmac is calling upon current and potential supply chain partners of all sizes across the UK to share innovative ideas that will drive innovation and deliver even greater value for customers.
The company wants to encourage greater collaboration with its supply partners, and is inviting businesses – from multinationals to SMEs – to make submissions for its new Innovation Challenge. Suppliers can submit their ideas irrespective of whether they currently work with Tarmac or not. The entries should demonstrate how the partner can contribute to innovation, productivity, customer excellence and efficiency in areas including health and safety, business optimisation, logistics, sustainability, asset management and the implementation of new technology.
Speaking at the initiative’s unveiling, Jonathan Harry, Tarmac procurement director, said: “This scheme is all about unlocking the innovation and added value that can be found across the supply chain. We know from our own experience that greater collaboration is critical in delivering this, and we’re proud to be leading the industry in our approach to working with supply partners. Ultimately, this is about our customer, and how we can work alongside them to deliver on their ambitions and support the use of innovation in UK construction.”
The Innovation Challenge entries will be whittled down to the 20 best ideas. Representatives for these businesses will be invited to pitch and share their ideas with senior stakeholders from Tarmac at an event on 13/14 March. If taken forward, Tarmac will work with the supplier to support them in bringing their idea to fruition for the benefit of customers and the wider industry.
The deadline for submissions is 15th February and entry is via an online form.