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Vendor Management And Procurement – A Marriage Made In Heaven Or Somewhere Further Down South?

I'm a Forrester analyst, but lately I've been feeling more like a marriage counselor. I've spent many 30-minute counseling sessions (inquiries) listening to Vendor Management dudes (professionals) complaining about their Procurement spouses (colleagues) and vice versa. It appears that both parties are approaching married life (work) from two different sides of the bed. It feels like this arranged marriage is doomed to fail.