Gartner Research

Fit for Purpose: Designing the Right Structure and Learning to Live with It

Published: 22 August 2017

ID: G00385879

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


As the Procurement function matures, it must balance more complex demands and competing structural interests. This research describes the 4 organizational pulls that Procurement faces, and outlines ways to prioritize them while compensating for structural limitations.

Table Of Contents

Less About a Power Struggle…

…More About Managing Multiple Pulls

Structure Reveals Prioritization

Limited by a Two-Bet Maximum

Each Bet Has Its Weakness

Compensate with Connective Tissue

Better Connections, Better Results


Find What Fits, Then Compensate

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