Supply Chain Management

SPUD’s Supply Chain Management solution matches the needs of the industry


SPUD’s Supply Chain Management Module is unlike anything you will have seen in the market. SPUD’s Managing Director has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years. Starting out purchasing parts for J.Murphy’s fleet of Transits, MAN’s and vast plant department, moving on to Mitchellson in Bedfordshire to purchase parts for their MAN fleet and cut his teeth on material purchasing before his final role in the industry at PC Harrington purchasing materials and hiring plant for some of the most elite projects across the country. Since then he has been operating two other businesses providing quality and operation advice to construction companies across the country.

He has designed the Supply Chain Management solution from scratch and worked closely with the development team (and other buyers across the industry) to ensure SPUD’s Supply Chain Management solution matched the needs of the industry.

Working closely with the development team (and buyers across the country), SPUD’s Supply Chain Management solution has been designed from scratch to ensure it matched the needs if the industry.



An improvement on the standard fax / email of the paper requisition. Project staff populate their requirements and that’s the last time you’ll need to write those requirements out. The Requisition is sent to your Buyers who will then select the suppliers to price. On return of the Requisition your Buyers will have all of your pricing from suppliers in the one place, showing the best option and the total value from each supplier. With one button your Buyers can convert the Requisition to a purchase order, choosing line by line item or the entire Requisition.

Supplier Catalogue

In our Materials and Plant Hire section you or your supplier can upload catalogues for your users to select the items they need Each item has an image, name description, pack size, MSDS and technical data sheet and the Buyer has full control of everything. You can decide what products users can see and approve all products uploaded by the supply chain as well as approving requests made by project users.

Call off orders

Call off orders are part and parcel of any buying office but with SPUD’s ‘Call off orders’ all stakeholders can know exactly where the order stands. With percentage draw down notifications sent to the commercial team on call offs and a traced audit trail on each call off. Compiling valuations couldn’t be easier.

Muck away / concrete / rebar cost management

We’ve modelled the call off section to trace spend against all high value spend on the project.

Order Management

SPUD’s Supply Chain Management solution provides all of those involved in the process with an open view on what is happening throughout. From approval by the buyer, engagement from the supplier, right down to the GRN from the project and payment by the account (hidden by access rights). The reason our customers love our Supply Chain Management solution is because there is nothing else on the market that has been designed by a construction buyer.


We have included a full PQQ system which allows you to introduce your supply chain and approve them to conform with clause 8.4.1 of ISO 9001:2015. You can set questions to ensure your supply chain is as compliant as you expect them to be. As well as obtaining insurance documents and certification, you will have access to anything else you need to ensure your back is covered.

Plant Hire Management

With SPUD’s Plant Hire Manager you can manage all of your internal and external plant hire, on hire, off hire and report against all plant across all of your projects.


SPUD’s Estimating module allows you to build up the costs across your project programme by cost code across materials and plant (and labour if you use the SPUD Labour solution).


SPUD’s CVR collates all project costs, allocating all delivered materials and plant (and labour if you use the SPUD Labour Module) and adds them to the CVR section. You can see your actual spend vs your predicted spend which shows you exactly where you stand on each project. SPUD’s CVR is exportable which makes your life even easier.


SPUD’s reporting offers exportable data across Plant Hire and Materials with all the information you need including order status, total value delivered and much more.

Site Performance Report

We have also included a Site Performance Report which shows managers which projects are performing, who’s completing their GRN’s and who isn’t.

Invoice Auto-Matcher

Invoices can be imported by either your supplier or accounts office. GRN’s can be completed on site and your invoices will automatically set to the status and you’ll be informed when they’re ready for payment. Your accounts team can now have a full audit trail which identifies where each invoice is in the process, it includes a query facility to discuss issues with your supply chain and audit trail on approval.