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Decentralize out of control purchasing to now controlled centralized purchasing

"Bellwether has eliminated the paper in purchasing and allowed us go from decentralized out of control purchasing to centralized purchasing and invoice processing. This has reduced cost and provided us a clear picture of accruals."

Ben Belflower, Reporting & Analysis Manager, Aramark

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Elevating Procurement Job Status to Strategic Partner

We’ve spent some time discussing the role of procurement manager. It is no longer just about ordering staples and copy paper, but is more and more becoming an intergral part of the startegy for the entire business. If you missed it here are a few posts about strategic procurement:

From Clerical Function to Strategic Thinker

Strategic Procurement in Your Organization

P2P – Part Of A Closed Loop Procurement Strategy

If you are still part of a culture where the purchasing and procurement job is seen as a bottom-tier position it can be challenging to change that perception. ProcureCon TV did a 2012 interview with David Rasa-Ratman (Tata Consultancy Services) discussing common pitfalls and how to resolve them. ProcureCon TV screens exclusive interviews with Europe’s leading procurement professionals. They go behind the scenes at major industry events to bring the very latest news, views and insight from the procurement sector. Though the interview was from a year and a half ago, there is still good information that applies today if you are stuck in a cultuer of complancency.

 

May 13, 2014
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