Inside Procurement: Aligning procurement strategy with overall corporate strategy


Welcome to the first part in our Inside Procurement video series, in which we will examine procurement and supply chain concepts and ideas of today and tomorrow.

In this episode, we look at the concept of ‘procurement strategy’. Leaders have been developing strategies in one form or another for years, but for many this just meant achieving simple goals – such as reducing cost by 5% Y-o-Y. However, this has changed in recent years with more complex demands – including sustainability and risk management – expected of procurement.  This has resulted in procurement leaders becoming far more sophisticated in how they conceptualise their strategies – ensuring those strategies support a company’s overall business goals – and playing a greater role of business partner and trusted advisor.

In this video, we explore two important questions:

  1. What is strategy – ‘procurement strategy’ in particular?
  2. How can companies ensure their procurement strategies are aligned with the overall corporate strategy?
Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Smart Cube, a global provider of procurement intelligence and analytics, including category excellence, commodity volatility management, supply chain analytics and supplier engagement strategies across sectors including Life Sciences, CPG and Industrials. Omer leads the company's business across The Americas.

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