Medius Solutions Streamline Baratt Development - ACMO
Barratt Developments is the largest house builder in the UK, with 6,000 employees working across an average of 380 active sites in 27 housebuilding divisions and a turnover in excess of $4.7bn. Underpinning the group’s corporate vision to ‘lead the future of housebuilding’, Barratt is committed to process improvement across its business and putting in place the best tools to recruit, manage and vet suppliers forms a key part of that strategy.
Sourcing has always been a challenge for the construction industry. It differs from other sectors in terms of project complexity, financial investment and the impact of unpredictable issues such as weather and ground conditions. Commercial and site managers have to factor in all these elements when making purchasing decisions, making their jobs more difficult. Barratt is no exception. Due to the size of the business the company works with a big pool of suppliers and subcontractors, making the processes of supplier prequalification, management and sourcing both time consuming and expensive.
Medius delivered a centralised online hub for Barratt where suppliers and contractors could submit proof of mandatory certifications including the Occupational Health and Safety documentation and Public Liability insurance details as part of the on-boarding process.