Why are businesses failing to get the most out of their non-core costs? (pt 3)
As businesses continue to become more externalized, clever procurement people are being sought to extract innovation, improve business practice and obtain the best value for money from your external network of suppliers and providers. Yet traditional practice, and a stunted evolution of the function as a whole, means that even the most clever procurement individuals are still stuck in an ineffectual cycle of delivering savings, to fit with expectations and business norms. Latest thinking around the failings of this legacy (here http://insight.proximagroup.com/why-are-businesses-failing-to-get-the-most-out-of-their-non-core-costs-pt-3) raises a very important question, which is why are business leaders so unwilling to change their views / perceptions / long-held beliefs about the one function that exists to bridge the gap between supply and demand?