Structuring a bridge between outsourcing provider and buyer

It’s not worries over cost, but  worries over control and governance holding back procurement outsourcing from making greater inroads into an organization’s procurement activities, argues Malcolm Wheatley.

Instead of narrowly-defined project teams and similar organisational structures, think of constantly-changing ’communities’, including people from inside and outside your organisation […] Equally, explore the concept of continuous ’kick-offs’ rather than a ’’one time fits all’ set of goals: in other words, keep clarifying key objectives and reviewing processes, in order to ensure that they are still fit-for-purpose.

Tim Michell, Global Integration

Source: Structuring a bridge between outsourcing provider and buyer, by Malcolm Wheatley. Procurement Leaders (Executive Network), 29 November 2012.

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