What does Initiative Management mean in procurement context?

Initiative management involves the planning, management, and measuring of (strategic) procurement projects. Purchasers can define projects, initiatives, and actions, provide activities for achieving them and initiatives with target values for key indicators (e.g. targeted savings).

Based on a multilevel process for the degree of implementation , initiatives can be updated and (measured with probabilities) success can be measured.

In addition to the term "initatives" the following terms are often used: procurement initiatives, purchasing initiatives, procurement projects, purchasing projects

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How to Introduce Successful Initiative Management in Procurement (Part 1)
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How to Introduce Successful Initiative Management in Procurement (Part 2)
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