Suzanne Millward: Unimer delivers the goods.
Unimer builds on HA and PfH success
Published: 15 July, 2009
LONDON: Unimer is continuing to to build on its partnership with Procurement for Housing and its housing association members. At a recent event, Unimer outlined the supply chain efficiencies gained by collaboration with local merchant members.
Suzanne Millward, marketing manager of Unimer, spoke at a PfH event aimed at housing organisations in the London area.
The event, held at the Royal College of Physicians, near Regent's Park, focused on the success of work with Buy4London, and how PfH and its suppliers can further develop solutions to deliver even greater efficiencies in the future.
"It is clear to us that the national agreement terms and efficiencies in the materials supply chain we can deliver through our Unimer members is very important to housing associations," Ms Millward said.
"A large number of Unimer members across the UK are now trading through the Unimer and PfH agreement."
During her presentation, Ms Millward also detailed some of the successful business relationships and collaborative procurement processes currently in place, and how Unimer had enabled members to maintain and build relationships with local public sector landlords.
"An independent merchant can play a key role in the distribution of building materials for local economic development," she said.
"Our members deliver real social sustainability benefits, while offering housing organisations the efficiency benefits that come from PfH's central billing system and Unimer's competitive pricing structure," she explained.