Procurement as a profession has come a long way in a short time. But this book is a wake-up call for those who believe this represents ‘mission accomplished’.
“There is a clear need for procurement’s operating model to catch up with the times,” the authors warn. “Frankly the model needs to change.”
Topics range from the foundations of the profession and the measurement of procurement’s value to the five game-changing global trends that will affect supply management.
The authors also make their own contribution to tackling the challenges of the future, the ACE model. ACE stands for aspiration, capability and execution, and the book highlights the danger when these three elements are not aligned in an organisation. The authors have included a list of issues raised, such as talent development, risk management and sustainable procurement, with advice on how to structure your own debates on these topics.