Rebuild or Enhance your Centre of Excellence

Momentum is down

Your company have invested in technology to digitalize your procurement department, but the uptake is rather disappointing, you only see traction in one or two areas. Your company stakeholders are slowly distracting themselves from your solutions and you and your team have a hard time convincing your colleagues within procurement that they should start using the solution more broadly. 

The momentum from the implementation is gone, and the energy of the team that manages your technology is slowly decreasing as they face daily resistance. Your Centre of Excellence (CoE) is not as excellent as it used to be or never reached the excellence they were supposed to.

How we can help you

The fact that you are reading this indicates that you can recognize the challenges put forward. 

At Klarnskou Consulting we specialize in building CoE’s. Your organization’s CoE is at a critical juncture, facing multiple challenges that hinder its ability to support your strategic goals effectively. To rejuvenate the CoE and ensure it aligns seamlessly with your overarching mission, it’s imperative to address five pivotal areas: people, process, digital roadmap, vision, and targets. 

As part of our conscious digitalisation of procurement program we have constructed a framework that methodically brings our clients through a rebuild of the CoE, to ensure traction and uptake across your technologies.

5 step approach to Excellence

It is important to us to understand your Company`s specific needs, challenges and ambitions. This allows us to gain insights into your operations, user experience requirements, growth strategy, and technological infrastructure. This will help us, to provide the right guidance to you, and to enable you to make the right choices. This is how we get started.

  1. We will conduct an evaluation of your current CoE team’s skills and competencies
  2. Meticulously review existing workflows and processes within the CoE
  3. Conduct an assessment of your existing technologies and systems to identify gaps and limitations
  4. Define precise and measurable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that align with your procurement departments strategic goals
  5. Build and deliver a sustainable strategy plan

This will ensure that you get your CoE back on track.

What if you don’t react now and help your CoE

In failing to address the critical challenges that the CoE might be restricted, the CoE may continue to under perform, hindering the organization’s ability to remain competitive, innovate, and achieve its strategic objectives in an ever-evolving business landscape. 

Here are some examples on arising challenges:

  • Neglecting to address skill gaps through targeted training can result in stagnant knowledge and competencies within the CoE, hindering its ability to innovate and adapt.
  • Failure to strategically recruit fresh talent where needed may mean missed opportunities for new perspectives and skills, leaving the CoE less competitive.
  • Without implementing standardized best practices, the CoE risks ongoing inconsistencies and inefficiencies that hinder its effectiveness.
  • Not introducing agile methodologies may make the CoE slow to adapt to changes, putting the organization at risk of falling behind more agile competitors.
  • Not introducing agile methodologies may make the CoE slow to adapt to changes, putting the organization at risk of falling behind more agile competitors.
  • Without fostering a culture of innovation, the CoE may remain stagnant, missing out on opportunities for breakthrough solutions and progress.
  • Without clear KPIs, it’s challenging to measure the CoE’s impact, making it difficult to demonstrate its value to the organization.

What are the outlooks if you engage this challenge

By getting an outside-in view on how to rebuild your CoE you will enable your company to, foster innovation, deliver the target adoption that will proof your business case, and drive your organization toward strategic success in an ever-evolving business landscape. 

Here are some of the benefits from our CoE program:

  • When team members are placed in roles that leverage their strengths and expertise, you unlock the full potential of your talent pool, fostering innovation and efficiency.
  • Addressing skill gaps through targeted training fosters a culture of learning and adaptation, enabling the CoE to stay at the forefront of industry trends and best practices.
  • Implementing standardized best practices ensures consistency and streamlines operations, resulting in improved quality and faster project delivery.
  • Introducing agile methodologies equips the CoE with the agility to quickly adapt to changing needs and market conditions, gaining a competitive edge.
  • A clear digital roadmap ensures that technology adoption is deliberate and strategic, making the CoE more competitive and efficient.
  • Realigning the CoE’s vision with organizational objectives ensures that it acts as a strategic enabler, propelling the organization closer to its mission and success.
  • Emphasizing long-term relevance in the vision equips the CoE to thrive in changing market conditions and evolving business landscapes, ensuring enduring success.
  • Clear KPIs provide a tangible way to measure the CoE’s impact, demonstrating its value to the organization and driving accountability for success.

This is your opportunity to empower your CoE to flourish, foster innovation, remain competitive, and lead your organization toward strategic success in an ever-evolving business landscape.
This is your opportunity to empower your CoE to flourish, foster innovation, remain competitive, and lead your organization toward strategic success in an ever-evolving business landscape.