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Tips to Successfully Remove Costs with Suppliers

Published: 13 July 2016

ID: G00386119

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


Procurement structural design seeks to ensure appropriate deployment of procurement staff across a range of organizational priorities. There is no perfect organizational structure, as trade-offs and tension will always exist among the key components of function design. The objective of this advice is to help you pick a best-fit procurement organization structure. This advice addresses how to balance four primary considerations when designing a procurement function’s structure: spend categories, business units (customers), procurement activities and geographies.

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