The procurement strategy always has two different dimensions:
The first dimension concerns the development of the purchasing organization, with the aim to increase their efficiency. What issues should be improved, which structures, processes, methods, staff and competences will be required in the future.
The second dimension has the current and future markets in focus, so has a further look on purchased goods and services.
How do we want the strategic dimensions, such as
- Make vs. buy
- Global vs. local
- Competition vs. partnership
execute, to name just a few issues. Of course, there is a strong substantive context between this two dimensions.