Procurement Transformation


The concept discusses some underlying principles that can determine the success or failure of a procurement function during a period of change. It also offers some case studies and best practice from a variety of industries.

Technique Overview

Procurement Transformation

Procurement Transformation Definition

Procurement transformation refers to a specific type of organisational change management which focuses on strategies to enable major and long-term improvements to procurement and supply management processes, activities and relationships (Day and Atkinson, 2004).

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  • Burnes, B. (2009) Managing Change, 5th ed. Pearson Education: Essex, UK.
  • Cameron, E. and Green, M. (2009) Making Sense of Change Management, 2nd ed. Kogan Page Ltd: London.
  • Day, M. and Atkinson, D.J. (2004) Large-scale Transitional Procurement Change in the Aerospace Industry. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol.10(6), pp. 257-268.
  • Hughes, J., Brock, D. and Brown, S. (2011) Reframing Procurement’s Strategies, Priorities and Deliverables. Part 2: Accelerating Cost Down Initiatives - Unlocking the Missing 20%. DILForientering, Vol.48(June), pp.14-19.

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