Why We Love Procurement & Supply Chain Management (And You Should, Too!) Part 7

January 23rd, 2015

Succeeding in procurement and supply chain management requires a broad diversity of skills

 

Today’s post is written by Heather Powell, CFT Director & Project Manager at SafeSourcing Inc.

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Sourced from: http://buyer.sellerinsights.com/2012/12/12/8-reasons-to-love-procurement/

Reason 7: It requires a diversity of skills

Succeeding in procurement and supply chain management requires a broad diversity of skills. The skills required in the past, such as; hard-balling suppliers, policing compliance with procurement rules, and administering paperwork and procedures are now longer adequate. Instead what is required are CEO type skills, such as;

• Leadership
• Driving business performance and achieving business results
• Strategic thinking
• Partnerships and strategic alliances
• Internal collaboration and communication
• Understanding markets, predicting change and managing risk
• Innovation and creative thinking, including; new products and new markets.

We hope you have enjoyed the series on why we love procurement & Supply Chain Management and that you too will love each!

 

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For more information on how SafeSourcing can assist you in exploring your procurement solutions for your business or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

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