I hope that you have enjoyed the article “Tactical vs Strategic Purchasing.”
What I hope to accomplish with articles such as this one and “10 Signs of a Modern Purchasing Department” is to help purchasing managers develop a road map – a road map that they can use to transform their purchasing departments from what they are today to what they aspire to be.
For example, I’d like to see a purchasing manager say “Yep, we’re active in strategic tasks like spend analysis, supplier relationship management, and development of productivity tools. But we haven’t even touched technology implementation, involvement in spec development, or forecasting. I’d like to add those activities to our repertoire in this order by this date. And to do so, we’re going to reduce these specific tactical activities by doing this.”
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