Here is a section that the "leader" in you should enjoy. It explains how corporate goals need to mesh with business plans and operational tactics. These days budget cuts are being announced all around. While lay-offs form part of the action organizations are taking (the purview of HR) - Supply Management is being asked to help with reaching the targeted budget cut rate. The organizational budget cut is the corporate goal while a less expensive outsourcing contract is an example of an operational goal. Thinking through some of these things in your own organization and asking questions like:
- What are some of our company's goals?
- What is supply management doing to help achieve these goals?
- Can we measure supply managements' contribution qualitatively and quantitatively?
will help you understand the key message of this section.