Procurement – Making the Case 

The procurement function can help utilities achieve significant improvements – and the first step is helping stakeholders understand its potential.

Utilities today face a variety of challenges, especially in terms of ensuring safe operations and upgrading infrastructure. But many are overlooking a key tool that can help them meet those challenges – the procurement function.

Experience has shown that advanced procurement practices can help utilities control costs in several areas. Moving procedures up this curve however will take effort – and the key to getting started is to develop a clear, compelling business case for procurement transformation.

In this article from American Gas magazine’s Burner Tips column, Samir Khushalani, U.S. leader of KPMG’s Procurement Advisory practice and Patrice Maheo, a managing director in the practice, make the case that a transformed, advanced procurement function can bring strategic value to the utility.

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