Posts by Rod Scott

How to stop the “race to the bottom” in the Outsourcing market

What’ going wrong? I watched with interest Serco’s Group Chief Executive, Rupert Soames, on Breakfast News yesterday morning discussing the need for a reformed UK Public Sector Outsourcing market. He expanded on this theme in Serco’s 2017 full year results presentation, warning of “a market for the dumb and desperate” if collective action is not […]


Oakland Consulting signs up to the MCA’s Consulting Excellence principles

On the 7th July Rod Scott attended the Management Consultancies Association launch of its Consulting Excellence principles. Rod committed Oakland to following the principles that cover ethical behaviour, client service and value, and professional development. Rod commented, “We fully support this initiative – it underpins the best in consulting and creates additional benefits for our […]


Lean 50

Oakland’s Lean50™ Our Lean50™ projects typically cost £50k and generate a return of 15 times your investment. The approach is applicable across many different sectors and departments within businesses. We have adapted the often hidden elements of a Lean system in a ground-breaking way so they deliver real benefit outside the traditional high-volume manufacturing environment. Our […]