Did You Know… ProcureChange is now AOP Services!
Hi there, I’m Philip Ideson, the Founder of AOP Services, and Host of the Art of Procurement podcast.
I strongly believe that procurement is at a crossroads. With inspiration, insights and sometimes just a helping hand, procurement leaders can position their organizations on the front lines of corporate strategy and decision making.
However, as with many other professions, we face an avalanche of disruptions that will reshape the procurement profession in ways that we can only begin to imagine. This provides both a fantastic opportunity, but also brings enormous risk for those that stand still or resist the winds of change.
At AOP Services, we help you design and build the capabilities that you need to take your organization to the next level on your procurement maturity journey.
Lever the collective power of the Art of Procurement community, today!
Do your executives recognize the power of strategic procurement and is your procurement value proposition aligned with their needs?
The AOP Procurement Maturity Model is a five step stage-gate process that charts a procurement organization’s maturity journey:
- Stage 1: Beginner
- Stage 2: Process Focused
- Stage 3: Tactical (Price Focused)
- Stage 4: Strategic (Cost Focused)
- Stage 5: Strategic (Value Focused)
We work with procurement leaders to evolve their procurement maturity, aligning procurement outcomes with the needs of the business wherever they are positioned on the maturity continuum.
We start with understanding your current capabilities and organizational needs, and work backwards to design and execute the delivery model that is necessary for your business to maximize the value of its supplier eco-systems – within your budgetary constraints.
Sometimes, you just need a helping hand.
You may have an unplanned departure, need cover for an extended absence, have a gap that needs to be filled due to a reorganization or require specific subject matter expertise to support an important project.
Or, you could be a smaller business that recognizes the value that strategically managing your supply base brings, but you cannot justify the ROI of hiring a permanent or full-time CPO.
Through AOP’s Interim & Executive Services, you can access procurement leadership, when you need it.
Whatever your needs, AOP Services provides interim procurement executives on a short term, part time basis using both retainer and project based engagement models.
Learning and development is a cornerstone in the evolution of your procurement capabilities.
As practitioners, we always struggled to put into practice the strategies and tactics that we learned during traditional training programs. Most often, it was because the training was a one-time activity, and so once we returned to our desks, the training was forgotten.
Our approach to learning and development is different.
At AOP Services, we believe that learners must be inspired to invest in their own self development. We enable that by developing custom training programs that engage participants long after the training is completed:
- A multi-channel approach to content creation including audio, video, webinars, case studies and group coaching activities.
- Content delivered by a range of hand-picked subject matter experts.
- Post-training accountability and mastermind program, integrating real-world execution projects.
- Long-term “learning cues” program that ensures participants continue to apply their learnings long after the training has been completed.
Think differently and integrate Art of Procurement into your procurement learning and development program.