A Procurement Leader’s Guide to Enabling Business Agility
2 November 2016
As procurement organizations continue to evolve, success will increasingly depend on the ability to reinvent and adapt to rapidly changing and uncertain environments. Having both a stable foundation and a dynamic capability at the same time is critical. The Hackett Group has done extensive research on how world-class procurement organizations enable enterprise agility and drive greater business value—modernizing procurement to not only meet expectations, but surpass them.
Christopher Sawchuk, who leads Hacketts procurement practice will discuss:
- The attributes of agile enterprises and how agility drives success
- Why procurement executives’ priorities are shifting to quality of spend influence and supplier-led innovation
- How to leverage digital networks, master data management and analytics to enable this agility
With over 20 years of experience in supply management, Chris Sawchuk leads Hackett’s global procurement advisory practice. His background includes engineering and operations roles with both United Technologies and IBM. He has worked with Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies around the globe, and in a variety of industries, to improve all aspects of supply management—including process redesign, technology enablement, operations strategy planning, organizational change, and strategic sourcing. Mr. Sawchuk specializes in working directly with CPOs to help define a long-term strategy, and has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as one of its “Pros to Know.”
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