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This book is the second of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement. Including several case studies of successful implementation, it demonstrates how the increasing complexity of the business environment requires a significant intervention on the management of processes and information within individual organizations and through inter-company relations. Agile Procurement presents the application of the Agile method which optimizes and digitizes processes in order to reduce wastage and defects. As a method, tool and a culture aimed at effectiveness, efficiency and economy of organizations, Agile Procurement requires a change of paradigm. This volume examines these areas of improvement and presents best practice in the digitization of the processes. The last chapter examines the near future developments of the procurement, which the author labels Procurement 4.0. It presents also how new solutions, like Blockchain, could revolutionize procurement.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

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1. Introduction to Agile Procurement Systems

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2. Customers in Agile Procurement

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3. Systems in Agile Procurement

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4. Channels in Agile Procurement

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5. Partnerships in Agile Procurement

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6. Revenues and Agile Procurement

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7. A Case Study in Agile Procurement

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8. The Future: Procurement 4.0

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9. Conclusions for Agile Procurement Systems

Bernardo Nicoletti

Backmatter

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