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The Procurement Value Proposition by Robert Handfield, Gerard Chick

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Reflections and conclusions

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice. MARK TWAIN

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The purpose of this book is not to supply answers but to lead the reader towards thinking. We have established that in truth there is no best practice – only good, better and, quite obviously, bad practice too. To some this fact is intuitive – but nonetheless it is worth pointing out.

We have looked at how procurement has evolved and what is open to procurement professionals today. We have examined the potential of the ACE model and how this can be used in conjunction with our model of procurement maturity to help the procurement leaders work out for themselves what practice developments can be made, and to see how they can ...

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