The evolution of the procurement department
Over the last few years, procurement function has evolved from an operational to a strategic role, induicing a deep transformation of the purchasing practices.
Globalisation, the crisis and the digital revolution have considerably changed the procurement department’s place in a company. Previously a centre for choosing and negotiating with suppliers, the procurement department is now a real contributor to the company’s overall performance. Procurement is becoming a fully-fledged partner to the administration and finance department and general management, and it opens the company up to the outside world. This new function calls for an integrated, adapted information system that allows procurement to act proactively and flexibly on the outside as well as internally.
This white paper aims to set out the issues involved, compare the different solutions and give the reader a medium-term overview of the changes in the procurement department. Fill in the form below to download it.