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Five Criteria for Procurement Project Prioritization

Published: 15 November 2016

ID: G00386146

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


What criteria can we use to prioritize projects within the procurement organization more effectively? Prioritize procurement projects based on the following: project spend, estimated annual financial savings, project scope, required level of Procurement involvement, and risk from not involving Procurement, create a “sourcing process tracking board” to help category managers or other staff identify bottlenecks in sourcing projects, and deprioritize projects that have stalled due to lack of business commitment.

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Define Project Prioritization Criteria

Identify Bottlenecks and Deprioritize “Lagging” Projects

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