I hope that you have enjoyed the article “True Procurement Transformations, Part I.”

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As I wrote in the article, procurement transformation “means different things to different people” and I proceeded to list things that will change in a “true” procurement transformation.  What I didn’t do was contrast what a procurement transformation is versus what it isn’t.

So, I will use this blog post to list some of the things that are sometimes referred to as “procurement transformations” but are merely “tweaks” to the procurement function if done alone.  Here are those examples of procurement tweaks:

If you are only engaging in one of these bullet points, I mean no disrespect.  Certainly making improvements in one facet of procurement is better than continuing to do “business as usual.”  I am only saying that it may not be proper to label that activity as a procurement transformation.

Part II of the article coming soon!


Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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