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Procurement & Vendor Management

PROCUREMENT AND VENDOR MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP 

exchanges use-cases and determines best practices to enhance the PVM processes in each company.

 

KEY FOCUS AREAS

The Future of Procurement

• Impact/opportunities of emerging technologies such as blockchain or AI

• Value creation

• Value proposition beyond just "savings"

• New trends in procurement such as circular procurement or cognitive procurement

Organisation + Governance

• Sourcing strategy - how to steer? how to commit to the business?

• Skills development + strategic workplace management

•How do we outsource to an external workforce, particularly IT

• Agile contracting: focusing on contract development + procedures to support agile collaboration

Procurement risk management

Vendor Management

• Operational proficiency - use-cases in areas such as RPA

• Procurement channels

• Supplier segmentation and strategies for managing the supplier relationship

• Procurement analytics

• E-auctions

• GDPR compliance

• Sustainability

 

The PVM working group usually meets twice yearly at various locations in Europe, but due to the current pandemic holds monthly webinars. It is open only to ETIS members (telcos) as well as invited guests due to the nature of the discussions.