One of the most striking similarities among diverse business sectors is their unwavering belief in their uniqueness. This attitude is particularly visible to professionals that happen to work in cross-section projects and thus have the opportunity to come into contact with representatives from different areas. Procurement is a good example of such a cross-section area, with different businesses claiming a necessity for completely different processes for their sector. However, experience shows that in most cases such differences are only perceived rather than real; in fact, from the perspective of procurement, businesses have more in common than not.

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