Time and quality the ‘forgotten children of procurement’

Cost savings often get all the attention at the expense of the time and quality requirements needed for a good deal, said Mohamed Ali Habib from Emirates Steel.

Speaking at the CIPS Middle East Conference in Dubai, the company's head of category management, procurement and logistics, said: “The risks attached to getting supplies on time can be far greater than cost. Time and quality are like the forgotten children, while cost is the favourite child. To get a focus on all three you need to work collaboratively.”

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