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Agile Procurement

Volume II: Designing and Implementing a Digital Transformation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 1-4
  3. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 5-28
  4. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 29-76
  5. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 77-103
  6. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 105-140
  7. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 141-171
  8. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 173-188
  9. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 189-230
  10. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 231-234
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-281

About this book


This book is the second of two volumes presenting a business model to add value through Procurement. Including several case studies of successful implementation, it demonstrates how the increasing complexity of the business environment requires a significant intervention on the management of processes and information within individual organizations and through inter-company relations. Agile Procurement presents the application of the Agile method which optimizes and digitizes processes in order to reduce wastage and defects. As a method, tool and a culture aimed at effectiveness, efficiency and economy of organizations, Agile Procurement requires a change of paradigm. This volume examines these areas of improvement and presents best practice in the digitization of the processes. The last chapter examines the near future developments of the procurement, which the author labels Procurement 4.0. It presents also how new solutions, like Blockchain, could revolutionize procurement.


sustainability agile processes process optimization IT management industry 4.0

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RomeItaly

About the authors

Bernardo Nicoletti is Professor of ICT Procurement Management at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. He also provides consultancy advice and coaching in Europe and Asia on ICT Strategy, Process Improvement, and Procurement. In his research, Bernardo has been particularly active in the application of the Agile method and tools to a varied type of industries. He is the author of 20 books on Management, is a frequent speaker in International Conferences, and has published 200 articles in domestic and international journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Agile Procurement
  • Book Subtitle Volume II: Designing and Implementing a Digital Transformation
  • Authors Bernardo Nicoletti
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-61084-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87001-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-61085-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Procurement
    Innovation/Technology Management
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