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Hallmarks of Successful Procurement Centralization

Published: 02 November 2016

ID: G00386134

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team

Summary

Procurement highlights the contribution of a centralized organizational structure to bottom-line growth, in order to win senior executive support. Procurement defines centralization success against at least 3 of the following 5 guiding objectives: leveraging scale, improving compliance, minimizing wasteful work, reducing process inefficiencies and improving internal interactions. Procurement leaders focus stakeholders’ evaluation of centralization’s success on a shortlist of 6-7 projects that demonstrate the impact and future promise of centralization’s guiding objectives.

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More Detail

Win Business Partner Support for Centralization

Establish “Guiding Objectives” for Centralization

Shortlist Projects Aligned to the Guiding Objectives

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