As an outsourcer itself, ‘Total’ recognises the importance of performing and developing 'core activities' and therefore selecting and working with partners to deliver 'non core' elements to provide a combined offering.
The result is that Supply Chain Management becomes a core competence. The ability to research, tender services and select a partner with similar working practices, objectives and market leading reputation is just the start. The true value is in the development of on-going additional benefit through the combination of the two organisations.
‘Total’ are looking for a fit in relation to process through to culture and vision, right through to technology and innovation.
Associations, in a similar way, allow ‘Total’ to ensure it is in dialogue and represented within Industry forums and able to ensure remaining at the forefront of issues for the sector and that of Customers.
Such memberships include:
BRAKE - http://www.brake.org.uk
ABP - http://www.abpclub.co.uk
ACFO - http://www.acfo.org