The more effort and energy procurement has to dedicate to repairing internal relationships, the less opportunity there is for collaboration and value creation.
Achieving alignment with the business opens the door to partnering with stakeholders eliminates the friction that might otherwise impede progress. Misunderstandings about the objectives or timelines associated with strategic sourcing, or frustration over the nature of communication with contracted suppliers may be used as justification to work ‘around’ procurement. The resulting lack of efficiency and transparency has a negative impact on everyone: procurement, the business, suppliers, and customers.
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