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Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

sustaining innovation  a deep focus on sustaining compliance to processes, technologies, and organizational approaches, are mandatory for unlocking significant business value. We'll turn now to some of the best practices for a structured approach to procurement processes and enabling technologies, and investigate the pointers that should be kept in mind to minimize value leakage and attain best-in-class procurement performance. Process Excellence Several processes interact at different levels to perform the functions of

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