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Change management

  • Workers on Foxxcon assembly line, China © Alamy From buyer to entrepreneurThe procurement function has a unique chance to transform its value proposition in the next decade, say Peter Spiller and Nicolas Reinecke from McKinsey & Company.
  • Generic laptop, tablet and smartphone © iStock Left to their own devicesCompanies are increasingly taking the 'bring your own device' approach to IT use. Nick Martindale points out possible benefits, but also highlights the potential problems if procurement loses control of the process.
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Supply Business editor Rebecca Ellinor selects a recent article highlighting key considerations for global procurement and supply chain professionals.

Change management articles

  • Workers on Foxxcon assembly line, China © Alamy From buyer to entrepreneurThe procurement function has a unique chance to transform its value proposition in the next decade, say Peter Spiller and Nicolas Reinecke from McKinsey & Company.
  • Generic laptop, tablet and smartphone © iStock Left to their own devicesCompanies are increasingly taking the 'bring your own device' approach to IT use. Nick Martindale points out possible benefits, but also highlights the potential problems if procurement loses control of the process.
  • Wayne Gretzky © HŒkan Dahlstršm/SportNet 10 future paths for procurementA study conducted by EBS Business School has identified 10 areas where the purchasing function could contribute to corporate productivity as it evolves.
  • British soliders in Afghanistan © iStock Tools of other trades: Jane ChestersWhat lessons can the business world learn from the armed forces about managing change?
  • Reputation in the spotlightOnce considered by many to be a back-office function, does procurement's enhanced status in the current climate mean it is holding its own in the corporate hierarchy? Andy Allen investigates.
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