Insight

Disrupting the contract management paradigm

Thinking digitally, managing with clarity

Dipan Karumsi

Dipan Karumsi

Principal, Advisory Procurement & Outsourcing Advisory, KPMG US

+1 614-249-2384

Toby Yu

Toby Yu

Managing Director, Procurement and Business Services, KPMG US

+1 713-319-2475

Third-party relationship success depends on two core components: the foundation developed between parties pre-signature; and the execution of the contract management design post-signature. By taking a practical approach to contract management, organizations are better equipped to receive goods and services within their time and cost expectations.

Effective contract management relationships rely on both parties keeping the contract “alive” and “evolving” to enable new capabilities that deliver integral organizational value. However, this is easier said than done — the persistent challenge is that many contracts are unfit and remain dormant, leading to a lack of relevance and diminishing value year after year. Often, they improperly measure the wrong criteria and fail to evolve as the relationship, services, and capabilities progress. So, what can be done to tackle this?

Read our latest article to see how organizations can reduce value leakage in the early stages of the contract lifecycle and develop contracts that accelerate the procurement process.