Professor Cox established and ran the first ever MBA in strategic procurement management for 15 years at Birmingham University Business School. In that time he recognised the benefits that web-based and simulation tools offer for competence assessment and development and that much of the advice provided to business was sub-optimal.
To rectify this Newpoint was established. 'The Newpoint Way' is to work collaboratively with clients to provide rigorous and robust analysis of the scope for performance improvement in procurement and supply chain management.
Newpoint works closely with blue-chip multinational organisation around the world in the delivery of competence assessment, development and improvement programmes.
We have developed in the Newpoint Supply Chain Academy a suite of on-line benchmarking and competence assessment tools.
Newpoint has also developed a world-class on-line approach to strategic sourcing and category management. In the Newpoint Supply Chain Academy this solution - Sourcematix® Simulation - provides an 8-Step simulation environment for e-learning, supported by face-to-face training workshops.
Newpoint also provides the full range of consulting and interim management services to support the delivery of competence improvement initiatives focused on cost reduction and enhanced value for money.
Our offer also includes Sourcematix®, the first ever end-to-end on-line software solution for professional category management and strategic sourcing. This provides a common process for the professional management of all pre- and post-contractual activities and tasks in the strategic sourcing process.