Is procurement a strategic part of business, or a cost centre that can be outsourced?
If the task of procurement is to only manage the purchase to pay cycle, with a bit of cost management thrown in, then I propose it is non-strategic and should/could be outsourced.
For procurement to be, and to be seen to be strategic to the company, it should be actively involved in all aspects of the supply chain, from planning of plant and products through to the disposal.
Procurement has to sell itself to the organisation, and deliver value in the same way a vendor has to sell itself to you.
David van der Walt
Last edited by David : 09-19-2006 at 11:09 AM.