Agile Procurement aligns the interests of the organization with the ability to purchase goods and services to meet the customer demands by adapting to the changes in business environment, making the best use of opportunities while collaborating with supplier partners and taking actions that quickly meet revenue opportunities. It reflects the procurement organization is collaborative, data-driven and action-oriented.

The traditional procurement process: lengthy RFPs, endless negotiations, and rigid contracts. While it served its purpose, today's dynamic business landscape demands a more adaptable, collaborative, and faster approach. Enter agile procurement, a game-changer that's transforming the way organizations acquire goods and services.

DSSI Procurement Methodology

DSSI has experienced team of category managers and a culture that focuses on a pro-active approach to support the procurement strategy and sustain long-term value. Our cross-functional and cross-business unit leadership involvement is prominent leading to procurement effectiveness at the enterprise level which drives accountability and value for the clients. Our category managers perform the following essential functions:
  • Understand and know the stakeholders
  • Exhibit strong knowledge of their respective categories
  • Drive performance and deliver results

So, why should you consider making the switch?

Here are just a few reasons:
  • Speed to Value: No more waiting months for RFP responses. Agile gets you what you need faster, keeping you ahead of the competition.
  • Increased Flexibility: Requirements change? No problem! Agile allows you to adapt and course-correct on the fly, ensuring you get the best possible solution.
  • Enhanced Collaboration: Stakeholders from across the organization work together, leading to better-informed decisions and stronger supplier relationships.
  • Reduced Risk: Frequent feedback loops help identify and mitigate potential issues early on, saving you time and money.
  • Improved Innovation: Agile encourages experimentation and open communication, fostering a culture of innovation that benefits both you and your suppliers.

Sounds great, but how do I get started?

Here are some key steps:
  • Build a Cross-Functional Team: Bring together representatives from procurement, finance, IT, and other relevant departments.
  • Define Your Goals: What are you hoping to achieve with agile procurement? Be specific and measurable.
  • Start Small: Don't try to overhaul everything at once. Begin with a pilot project to test the waters and learn the ropes.
  • Embrace Iteration: Continuous improvement is key! Be prepared to learn, adapt, and refine your approach as you go.
  • Communicate Effectively: Keep everyone involved informed about the process and its benefits.

Remember, agile procurement is not a silver bullet. It requires a cultural shift and a willingness to embrace change. But for organizations looking to optimize their procurement process, reduce risks, and unlock innovation, it's a journey worth taking.