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Applegate PRO uses a case study of local government procurement to explore the variety in maverick spend across a set of comparable organisations.

It reveals startling differences in levels of uncontrolled expenditure and explores the implications from this. The findings are as relevant for procurement professionals in the private sector as the public, as they illustrate the effect of maverick spend wherever it may be found.

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Professor Jim Norton, Non-executive Director at Applegate Marketplace, said technology can already “change the balance of power” in purchasing relationships by allowing companies to aggregate their buying or selling power.

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