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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 Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led.  Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting and global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. His 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.