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 | Mar 2019

Ep 10 Inside Procurement: Role of CoE in the procurement function

 

In this episode of Inside Procurement, we talk about Centres of Excellence (CoEs) – their role, types of issues they face and how they can work towards ensuring they play a strategic role to facilitate real change across the procurement function. If businesses can get the CoE model right, it could act as an incubator that nurtures, cultivates and develops the broader organisation.

However, the practical reality can be different from the above theory. In this video, we focus on why this happens and how companies can avoid some of the common pitfalls such as:

  1. Lack of leadership commitment towards CoE
  2. Wrong people in the team
  3. Lack of resource
  4. Lack of structure
  5. Insufficient tools and funds

Watch the video for more insights.

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  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer is a co-founder of the firm and leads The Smart Cube’s business across The Americas. He has more than 25 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe and Asia.

    Prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA) and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA and a BBA from the University of East Asia