I hope that you have enjoyed the article “10 Signs of a Modern Purchasing Department.”
Obviously there are more indications that a purchasing department is on the leading edge. There are too many other small points to mention. And many of the specifics will be outdated in a year or two. But there are a couple of categories where purchasing departments should always seek to evolve:
2. Innovation and Competitive Advantage Through Supplier Relations
3. Closeness To Senior Management
Improvement in these areas is a timeless strategy.