Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How can procurement add more value?

A great post on ins and outs of sourcing and procurement by Fran├žois Zielemans of Protiviti excerpted below:

Procurement did in the past not always receive the management attention it should. This situation has changed in many organisations, but I wonder whether the potential added value of the procurement department / function is fully used yet. What I try to explore in this post is finding out what the enablers are to unleash the full potential of procurement. I have for example seen situations where the business engaged in (out)sourcing without (hardly any) involvement from procurement.

To read the full post visit: Sourcing Thoughts with a Dutch Twist

Other insightful posts by Francois include:

Today outsourcing, tomorrow insourcing?Outsourcing and project risk
Outsourcing and financial risk
When to purchase ‘cloud computing’ services?
A brief history on outsourcing
What to do with existing outsourcing contracts?

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