Understanding the Procurement challenge

The world of Procurement is constantly changing, as Procurement departments evolve in terms of their maturity.

The Management Consultancy Association (MCA)’s Consultancy Buyers Forum (CBF) was established in 2012 to change the way organisations procure consultancy services, through bringing procurement professionals and management consultants together to develop and promote best practice.

In this report we acknowledge the current image of Procurement, then go on to explore the different ways in which Procurement can go beyond delivering cost savings and deliver other value

The research took the form of semi-structured interviews with nine Procurement professionals within the MCA’s Consultancy Buyers Forum. The results of these detailed interviews have been analysed and are presented in this report.