• Digital transformation is an exercise in supply chain transformation

        • Brightman, the IT transformation and change management expert, has published a new white paper which examines the steps necessary for the procurement function to support an organisation’s digital transformation strategy.

          The new white paper, ‘11 steps for successful supply chain transformation’ is the second in a series of papers being published by Brightman from its ‘Digital Transformation in the Public Sector’ event in Bristol, 12th March 2020. The content of the paper is a consolidation of the experiences and recommendations shared by the 30+ public sector CIOs and CTOs who attended the event.

          Gail Evans, Director at Brightman and author of the paper said, “after years of outsourcing, the public sector has lost control of its supply chains, which is hindering its ability to deliver the transformation that it wants. There is nothing wrong with outsourcing, as long as it is done correctly. In this white paper, we explain how the public sector can take back control of its supply chains so it can continue to leverage the benefits of outsourcing while driving its own digital transformation agenda.”

          For many years it was the fashion to outsource IT. This change had huge implications for procurement, both operationally and structurally. Do you really need to own the infrastructure, the hardware, the development capability? If not, why would you need expertise in house? This outsourcing trend has resulted in specialist skills being removed from public sector organisations because they simply weren’t needed. But now, as digital transformation has brought IT into the engine room of most organisations, they are left wrestling with the question of what extent IT expertise is actually a core skill, what is right to buy in ‘as a service,’ and what should be managed themselves. And with so much of the core services of the organisation now delivered by external third parties, digital transformation has largely become a supply chain transformation exercise.

          ‘11 steps for successful supply chain transformation’ provides just that – a comprehensive checklist for public sector organisations to successfully transform their supply chains to meet their strategic goals. Many of the principles in the paper can also be applied to private sector companies.

          To download a copy of the white paper, visit here.

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