What’s Your Level of Engagement?
Aligning and integrating with the business has become a high priority for supply management leaders as they drive strategic value into their companies. Most companies (62 percent of respondents) report they are at the transitional level.
Driving Business Partner Engagement
Conducting category reviews is one of the first steps a supply management group should take to engage internal business partners. Category reviews and additional actions can result in better integration and alignment with partners.
Turning the Corner of Strategic v. Tactical
The average supply management group is comprised of 62 percent operational employees and 38 percent strategic employees. How does your organization stack up? Operational employees are primarily engaged in the day-to-day, tactical procurement activities that support the business, while strategic ones engage in high-level activities like category management, supplier relationship management, and stakeholder engagement. How does your organization divide strategic versus tactical staffing?