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Top 5 Priorities for Procurement in a 21st Century Business

Changing priorities for procurement

Procurement is a core operational function of any business. Without the ability to obtain the necessary materials, a business cannot manufacture its products.

Traditionally, procurement’s most important goal was to lower costs. However, the pace of modern business has accelerated dramatically. Today’s businesses also operate on a global landscape sourcing materials and selling products across the world. That’s forced procurement to become a digital, measurable function aligned with overall corporate priorities.

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Procurement vs Purchasing: What Is the Difference?

Procurement, purchasing, and supply chain management – business people tend to use these terms interchangeably. While they are related and are all part of a company’s finance or accounting function, there are differences.

Let’s understand each one and the differences between them in more detail.

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Purchase Requisition vs Purchase Order: What’s the Difference?

Purchase requisitions and purchase orders (“POs”) are both key documents in an efficient procurement process for any business. They allow teams to plan purchases adequately, plan budgets, and provide proof of spending in case of financial audits.

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Purchase Orders vs Invoices – What You Need to Know

People often confuse purchase orders (also known as POs) and invoices or use them interchangeably. In fact, they are two different documents that each serve their own purpose. Both are key elements of the procurement process for any business.

But what’s the difference between the two – and when would you use a PO vs an invoice?

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