Over the past few months I have seen with increasing frequency, the long-anticipated shift within the global enterprise as it relates to the traditional roles of finance, IT and of course procurement.
The functional silos of each one are dissolving into a collective (some like to say holistic) understanding of the entire operation, including the respective impact each stakeholder has on the bottom line. As a result, the need to think outside of the proverbial box has never been more critical.
From the procurement perspective, these new developments perhaps pose an even greater challenge than they do to finance and IT professionals.
The reasons for this are many, and are all too familiar to those of us who have been in the procurement world for more years than we would care to admit.
So where do we in procurement go from here and what can we expect in both the near-term and longer-term future?
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Alpar Kamber, who is a Managing Partner with Denali Group and the Founder and Practice Lead of Denali Sourcing Services.
Needless to say, I asked Alpar to shed some light on the changes in the procurement world. While his insights to some may not be a total surprising, they are without a doubt very interesting.
Click on the Blog Talk Radio icon to listen to the on-demand broadcast of my discussion with Alpar. As always, feel free to weigh in with your take on where the industry is headed in the comment section below.