Supplier Management

Effective procurement and supplier management is essential to ensuring consistently high standards across all agencies.

Advantage xPO therefore has a dedicated supplier management team to ensure that our clients benefit from a strong and highly effective supply chain.

We have the capability to run an end-to-end supplier tender process and carry out rigorous checks, including credit checks, to ensure that all suppliers always remain fully compliant.

Our capabilities include both permanent and contingent labour specialists, niche suppliers, and more generalist business support.

We also review each supplier every quarter to ensure that they are meeting both their contractual and legal obligations, including screening, on-boarding and overall recruitment performance.

Our key activities include:

  • Ensuring that all suppliers are fully compliant and aligned to your business through:
    • annual onsite audits
    • monthly audit reporting
    • full and comprehensive supplier process documentation
  • Supplier gap analysis
  • Sourcing, qualifying and engaging new or niche suppliers to meet your particular requirements
  • Quarterly reviews of all suppliers to ensure continued compliance, performance and cost-effectiveness
  • Provision of market intelligence, benchmarking and management information
  • Driving continuous improvement, whether that be through processes, performance, or cost

It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with Advantage supplying into their client.

Winning new business is one thing, but keeping clients happy and working in partnership takes great team work on both sides.

The Advantage team are all such warm and engaging people and we appreciated the confidence that they placed in us. We truly felt that we were an extension of the Advantage team and that, above all else, demonstrates true partnership working.

Account Manager


I have worked with nearly every other MSP in the market and have gone through the tender process with all of them, but working with Advantage was by far the best experience!

From the moment the RFI was sent out, we were always able to speak to a member of the Advantage team and found them to be extremely supportive.

Throughout the process, we were really made to feel like a valued potential partner, rather than just 'A.N. Other' agency.

The supplier briefing was exceptional and we really felt the commitment from Advantage to work together with their suppliers and deliver for all parties. The session was informative and engaging and the supplier packs were hugely appreciated, especially by our compliance department. Again, this level of engagement and support is not something we have experienced elsewhere.

We feel that our experience with Advantage truly resonated with the client’s ethos. Advantage didn’t make the process feel transactional and there was a real sense that they genuinely cared about their suppliers as well as their client.

Head of Corporate Accounts