The Connected Organization
High-caliber connections with suppliers must be fostered and nurtured by leaders with vision
Research from Procurement Leaders magazine
Take a close look at any highly-admired business and its supply chains and what emerges is a rich interplay of connections, with a multi-layered dialogue taking place between customers and suppliers, suppliers and their suppliers, and first-tier suppliers collaborating together to enhance their combined product or service offering.
But high-caliber connections like these don’t happen by accident. Nor do they accidentally evolve, especially in today’s transaction-driven world. Instead, they must be fostered and nurtured, brought into being by leaders with the vision to see the potential of enhanced communication and collaboration, and who possess the resolve and passion to bring that vision to life.
And logically enough, it is often leaders within the procurement function who are best placed to see the potential of these rich connections, and who have the internal corporate muscle to turn that potential into reality.
Procurement Leaders surveyed executives on the extent of their organization’s connectivity. Download this article to explore the findings and learn how you can develop a connected organization.