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Ignition Guide to Making Buys Feel Faster for the Business

Published: 30 August 2018

ID: G00385894

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


Businesses increasingly pressure procurement functions to buy faster — even those that deliver on time or ahead of schedule. CPOs should use this Ignition Guide to help staff make buys feel fast and satisfy demands for speed without adding cost and risk.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan the Strategy to Make Buys Feel Fast

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Make Getting Started Easier


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Reduce Inappropriate or Unnecessary Work


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Make Buy Timelines More Predictable


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor How Fast Buys Feel

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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