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.
Win Business Partner Support for Centralization
Establish “Guiding Objectives” for Centralization
Shortlist Projects Aligned to the Guiding Objectives
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