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 | Feb 2020

Ep 24 Inside Procurement: Delivering value beyond savings

In the first Inside Procurement episode of 2020, Omer Abdullah talks about one of the biggest procurement trends – delivering value beyond savings.

What does this mean for procurement and how can the function deliver on this particular agenda?

Savings, as we all know, is and will remain one of the core focus areas of procurement. And while dollar saving will always be important, there is also a growing need for the function to deliver beyond cost savings, cost containment and cost avoidance – which is driven by multiple factors, including the increasing sophistication of procurement.

Progressive procurement in 2020 and beyond, is not only about working towards traditional cost savings goals, but also about upping the ante and delivering real tangible material value – which can happen in three ways:

  1. Enhancing revenue through supplier-enabled initiatives
  2. Accelerating the path to delivery
  3. Sustainability and enhancing positive social impact

Watch the full video to learn this and more. 

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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