When it comes to the management of spare parts used for maintenance and operations support, the procurement team is often treated as an outsider, a service provider, rather than a partner in ensuring that the objective of maintaining operational capacity is achieved.
In my experience, this approach is a drag on both efficiency and effectiveness, often resulting in the waste of both time and money.
Consider if any of these situations sound familiar:
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