Manufacturing Companies Reveal Direct Procurement Best Practices

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brown duckling in water

That’s indirect procurement in the water.

Lessons From Leaders in Direct Procurement: Free Webinar Tomorrow!

There has been a lot of focus on indirect procurement in recent years. Indirect has been the ugly duckling within manufacturing companies.

However, one often assumes that direct procurement, being a part of the core supply chain, is the proverbial swan. The benchmark metrics say that spend influence is nearly 100% for direct procurement, and we constantly see so many innovative best practices that have been pioneered by procurement groups in the supply chain.

BUT: We’re here to tell you that all is not well within direct procurement, especially within any one manufacturing company. Although direct procurement is inherently part of the supply chain, it isn’t necessarily driving the supply side of the ongoing transformation in a sufficiently meaningful way.

The time is now to tackle this problem.

Lessons From Leaders in Direct Procurement

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

10:00 – 11:00 am CDT


The transformation has already started, but in bits and pieces, and much of it is coming from other parts within the supply chain organization rather than from procurement.

One of the things that we plan to do is to help lead the charge and help direct procurement organizations assess themselves against this larger backdrop of “art of the possible” within the extended supply network.

Want to get started? Join Pierre Mitchell, the chief research officer of MetalMiner’s sister site Spend Matters, and E2Open’s Mondher Ben Hamida as they discuss the results of our recent direct procurement survey conducted with the Institute for Supply Management. Takeaways include:

  • Best practices from dozens of successful direct procurement organizations
  • 11 specific direct procurement capabilities you can implement for broader supply value capture
  • What you need to build a business case around those capabilities
  • An audience Q&A

Can’t make the live event? Click here to register anyway and receive access to the recording and a copy of the slides.

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