From tactical to strategic sourcing of ‘Deployment Services’
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From tactical to strategic sourcing of ‘Deployment Services’

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How to create efficiencies from site acquisition and civil works

Ahmed Saeb has been with Vodafone for ten years, initially in Vodafone Egypt then for the last seven years with the Vodafone Procurement Company. He has experience as a Network Deployment and Structural Engineer, which he and his team have drawn on to create a unique role managing a category they call ‘Deployment Services’, spanning everything from site acquisition to design, installation and construction. By re-engineering this part of the supply chain, the team has been able to generate double digit cost savings for several Vodafone Local Markets.

TowerXchange: What is the scope of what Vodafone calls ‘Deployment Services’?

Ahmed Saeb, Principal Category Manager Networks SCM Technology, Vodafone:

Our seven-person strong Deployment Services Category team covers land acquisition, site surveying, design, construction, rigging, installation and commissioning, integration and optimisation, warehousing and logistics.


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