Delivery Models Opinion

005: Is Procurement Outsourcing An All Or Nothing Value Proposition, with Philip Ideson

Today’s show is a little different.  With it being Thanksgiving Week in the United States, I decided not to publish an interview.  Instead, I offer my perspective on a hot topic – whether or not procurement outsourcing is an all or nothing value proposition.  I discuss a recent LinkedIn Group blog post and subsequent debate on whether procurement outsourcing has value for CFO’s and CPO’s, and why the answer is not as black and white as it may appear.

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In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why do procurement professionals fear procurement outsourcing?
  • Why levering third party service providers to provide procurement services is here to stay.
  • Why there is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach to procurement outsourcing.
  • Examples of procurement outsourcing use cases.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.

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