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Agile Procurement

Volume I: Adding Value with Lean Processes

  • Presents an advanced methodology and a set of tools to make procurement more effective, flexible, and value adding

  • Includes innovation models useful for all types of organizations pursuing Digital Transformation

  • Provides a structured business model approach for organizations to adopt


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 1-6
  3. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 7-14
  4. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 15-42
  5. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 73-111
  6. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 113-147
  7. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 149-169
  8. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 171-223
  9. Bernardo Nicoletti
    Pages 225-226
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-275

About this book


This book is the first 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 optimises and digitizes processes in order to reduce wastage and defects. As a method, tool and a culture aimed at effectiveness, efficiency and economy of organisations, agile procurement requires a change of paradigm. This volume examines these areas of improvement and presents best practice in improving processes. Each chapter of the book presents and substantiates the costs and benefits of process improvement through agile procurement. This is is seen as the integration of Lean Six Sigma and digitization.


IT management process optimization business methodology efficiency sustainability digitization Industry 4.0

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Tor VergataRomeItaly

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

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods