Our exclusive cover story this month is Martin Lee, Chief Procurement Officer at KPMG, as he explores how a procurement transformation, centred around spend control, brings value for KPMG.
Lee is currently overseeing a major procurement transformation with KPMG, in which one of the UK’s leading providers of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms – delivering integrated solutions to its clients’ issues – is transforming its procurement processes in order to bring visibility, control and influence across an increasing proportion of spend to drive informed decision-making for the business.
“Historically, buying was quite simple. Now you’re trying to work people around, ‘what’s their business case?’ What are their change drivers?” he says. “It’s less about being a reactive service, but more proactive, working to understand what they’re actually trying to achieve and how you might bring the supply base and commercial models to that.”
Also in this month’s issue, Paul Howard Assistant Chief Joint Defence Services (Commercial) at NZDF, discusses the procurement transformation of the New Zealand Defence Force, Wael Safwat, Director of Procurement and Black & MacDonald Ltd and Chair of CIPS Canada talks about how companies can both define and deliver procurement excellence and we also look at 5 ways in which businesses can enable greater sustainability within their supply chain and procurement ecosystems.