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Stand out with ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ procurement says report

Mirko Kleiner
Mirko Kleiner

Prospective contractors and suppliers who are light and nimble are more likely to win work, a publication said.

The Lean Agile Procurement Alliance revealed bidders who demonstrate they are “lean” and “agile” have a better chance of standing out in a crowd.

The alliance recently published a new white paper called the “Future of Procurement: From Function to Capability”, which outlines eight “ground-breaking” case studies of lean agile purchasing in action.

“After years of focusing on improvement of procurement via e.g. digitalisation and automation but not questioning the current ways of working, the white paper provides insights about the future of procurement beyond just a function,” alliance president Mirko Kleiner said according to the Procurement and Supply Australasia website.

Mirko claimed the so-called Agile Big Room helped attract negotiations with the “right people” and at the right time.

“We had … decision makers, people from the business etc. all from Swiss casinos in the same room, information technology guys – even lawyers and the three shortlisted vendors – at the same time,” he said.

“The proposal, contract and signing of terms were all completed in the two days. That is the power of collaboration.”

Click here to read the full white paper.

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