GPO: It’s Not What You Think Kaitlyn McAvoy - April 17, 2015 8:43 AM | Categories: Procurement, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning | Tags: L2, Process and Best Practices GPO: Global Process Ownership – not group purchasing organization. What is it? Well, as Pierre Mitchell describes in a new series published this week on Chief Procurement Officer, it is a proven strategy based on the ability to manage cross-functional processes. In the article, Exploring Procurement’s Other GPO: Global Process Ownership (Part 1), Pierre continues: "One simple example of this is concept is in the procure-to-pay (P2P) process. A broader example is source-to-pay (S2P). You could even define it as broadly as cash-to-cash, which covers the end-to-end supply chain. In this example, the logical global process owner would be the head of supply chain – who may be the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) – or have the CPO reporting to him or her." In the article, and in Part 2: The 3 Dimensions of Global Process Ownership, Pierre dives deeper into what exactly GPO is and why it is a big deal for procurement organizations. Why should you adopt this strategy? Have you already? Find out much more about GPO and procurement in our 2 latest articles on Chief Procurement Officer. Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.