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 | Mar 2019

Ep 12 Inside Procurement: Organisation Models Part 2

 

In the first part of this two-part episode, we talked about Organisational Models and why it is such an important consideration for organisations. We discussed the most commonly considered models – Centralised and Decentralised – and in this part, we continue the conversation to cover the third model – the centre-led model, which provides the benefits of both centralised and decentralised models, and is based on the following philosophy:

  1. Maintain central consistency
  2. Manage spend
  3. Distribute spend
  4. Enable decision-making

However, regardless of which model a business picks, there are five key characteristics of the operating models that they must consider:

  1. Focus on overall goals
  2. Understand the internal customer
  3. Define the best owner
  4. Process, tools and technology
  5. Deploy the right talent

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