Procurement’s Make-over

Categories : Procurement Goals | Set Strategy | Implement & Measure | Save Money | Improve Credibility Published on : Sep 05 2017

According to Richard Sterling, "Procurement has not had a positive image with C-suites for many years. Seen as being divorced from corporate strategy procurement is accused of failing to create value." He quotes a June 2017 study by Ayming in which a whopping 83% of respondents stated that they do not believe their procurement function is strategically-focused.

In his article, Sterling also lists six ways procurement can show value with stakeholders throughout their organization, including:

  1. Strategic Conversations
  2. Outsight
  3. Talent Management
  4. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  5. Collaboration
  6. Agility
  7. Bridge Building & Communications

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About Richard Sterling:

Richard Sterling is AltoPartners’ global practice leader for Contract and Commercial Management. He can be contacted via: or on +61 2 8007 5812, (Sydney, Australia).

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