There’s a lot of earnest talk of procurement moving to the next level and getting a seat on the board, but it’s hard to see too much favour being afforded a team that gets in others’ way. No, rather, procurement needs to be an accelerator; an enabler of swift process.
Often, you’ll read on these pages reports that there is a trend toward reshoring, bringing manufacturing back to home shores. I’ve written a few such reports myself. And almost as often, you’ll read that there is no such trend, that there is only anecdotal evidence.
As the rebellion in Eastern Ukraine seems to be collapsing, the broader geopolitical environment is becoming more complex. From a procurement perspective, those with a big stake in the commercial outcome of the situation are likely to find consistent challenges in the coming years.
Most often when people in business – including those managing procurement – talk about sharing best practices, the assumption is that many of those best practices reside in large companies. But procurement managers of all walks should remember there are times when small companies can show the way.
Getting middle management on board your Purchase-to-Pay optimisation process means understanding the path of the implementation from concept to final result and communicating that to the key stakeholders. To do that, you need to answer some questions first...
Comparing public and private sector procurement practices isn’t an easy thing to do. Both sectors operate in such different ways, with so many variables that it’s hard to conduct a like-for-like assessment.
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