Gartner Research

Revise Supply Management Organizational Design and Talent Management to Meet Future Needs

Published: 23 May 2014

ID: G00259385

Analyst(s): Richard Adams, Ray Barger Jr, Ken Chadwick


Gartner has identified what leading supply management organizations are doing to develop critical capabilities for the future. Chief procurement officers and their staff can use the following best practices as a starting point for developing, growing and retaining supply management talent.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Standardize and Centralize Your Supply Management Organization
  • Shift Your Focus From Foundational to Advanced Capabilities
    • Intermediate Capabilities (Stages 2 and 3)
    • Advanced Capabilities: Path to Value (Stages 4 and 5)
  • Determine Your Approach to Recruiting, Development and Retention
  • Link Career Progression to Simplified Role Profiles

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