Do you think effective change management can help position procurement as a strategic part of an organisation?
In our latest white paper (available for free here: http://hubs.ly/H016nl10), we offer some best practice tips for managing change across the supply chain and argue that being an agent of change can help make procurement a strategic business element.
It is in fact critical that procurement is a critical, strategic part of an organisation: procurement directly influences the profit margin! This however means that you need to have pro-active procurement staff that understands this and is able to demonstrate their result on the margin to be able to convince doubters.
Thanks for sharing, Josh!
I definitely think that a great procurement process can be an agent of change. If a system is deployed that integrates internal controls, the organization can become more financially sound and also have a better process. This is a big change from ad hoc paper and verbal processes, especially if the new solution is electronic.
yes it counts because procurement people are first soldiers who get the profit and develop the market for company