Janne Järvenoja, Director, Legal, Avanade, Finland
The contemporary state-of-art procurement is a well-organized, centralized, robust machine that gains benefits through ability to issue comprehensive RFP processes aiming, inter alia, for volume discounts. Through standardization, it is possible to compare proposals and costs, drive cost savings through higher volumes, and thus better bargaining power. It is easy to understand how company-wide solutions are easier and more cost efficient to maintain and manage than a set of solutions purchased by each unit or even individual employees. Considering the on-going demand for this contemporary-art of procurement, it may be fairly assumed that a large number of companies has some effort to do to reach a level that is currently considered as desired.
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