Bringing visibility and control

to print procurement

Blue Buffalo are transforming the way businesses buy print

and bringing in a new level of control.

Some of the brands we've worked with over the years
 
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Consulting
Discovery
 Audit
Benchmark
Run a Tender
Automate
Purchasing

Technology

Print Buying
Real-time Audit
Tender Tools
Warehouse
 
 
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We're good with numbers

15

£5.2billion

years of business
of quotations measured

£1.4billion

spend analysed

>30%

average savings

About us

Lack of visibility and control in the procurement of print was the main motivation in Blue Buffalo being formed over 15 years ago. Having held senior positions in leading print management and print organisations it was clear to us that the vast majority of contracts are extremely inefficient and wrapped up in poor data and controls.

 

We still consider this to be the state of the market today

This presents an injustice to the end customer and the printer alike. Our goal in the beginning was to provide a service to fix this through application of technical, analytical and market expertise.

 

Best practice procurement is, we believe, a combination of these capabilities and all are critical to success.

Too much effort employed in the process
Too many repeat processes (with a different outcome)
Suppliers feeling squeezed unnecessarily
Extremely poor spend data quality
 

Through a combination of our bespoke technology, technical expertise and market knowledge we are creating a new world of control for customers.

Here’s what they say

Global category manager - Large international bank

“In all my years in procurement I have not seen such detail in spend data, and control of spend.”

Head of print purchasing – Large retailer

“It will not be possible to reduce the costs of our print purchasing”

“In the 20 years that I have worked here, I’ve heard many claims to deliver print buying value through consulting. This is the first time its come to fruition and at a level I could not have imagined.”

Marketing Operations Director - Sky

“We restructured our marketing printing resources, moving to a new mix of an in-house team supported by a roster of market-leading suppliers.  Blue Buffalo were instrumental in the successful implementation of this project, from planning through to delivery.  Their knowledge of the industry and our needs, coupled with their commitment to quality and customer focus, were invaluable during a period of significant change for this part of the business.”