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Ignition Guide to Creating a Strategic Plan for Procurement

Published: 18 October 2015

ID: G00385477

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you establish objectives for Procurement, align Procurement initiatives with business goals, and build a strategic plan document for your function.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Outline the Planning Process

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Determine Implications of the Business Strategy for Procurement


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Assess Procurement’s Performance and Capability Gaps


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Determine Procurement Initiatives to Meet Objectives


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Communicate the Strategic Plan to All Stakeholders


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor Progress Against Procurement Objectives

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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