Cummins - Procurement Organizational Structure
After conducting extensive research, we were unable to provide information about how the procurement spend is controlled, who makes the policy decisions, as that information is not publicly available. However, we found that Cummins' procurement organizational structure has Jim Gruwell as the highest procurement leader, as well as the person who controls the procurement strategy. All procurement spend is controlled by the company's Global Diversity Procurement Team. We have provided the search methods used to explain why some information is unavailable.
PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AT CUMMINS
- Cummins' procurement/organizational purchasing structure is responsible for initiating the search for suppliers as the need arises, using accepted standards for fair and equitable sourcing processes.
CUMMINS' HIGHEST PROCUREMENT LEADER AND THE PERSON WHO CONTROLS THE PROCUREMENT STRATEGY
- Jim Gruwell became the Cummins' Executive Director of Purchasing and Strategy on April 1, 2018.
- Jim Gruwell leads the company's purchasing functions.
- The company's Global Diversity Procurement Team controls all of Cummins' spend regarding procurement
- Cummins' Global Diversity Procurement Team members include Helena Hutton (Director, Global Diversity Procurement), Lisa Hardin (Diversity Procurement Project Manager), Stacy Webb-Cooper (Diversity Procurement Operations Associate), and Haomiao (Holly) Zhu (Diversity Procurement Operations Specialist).
Your research team began looking for the procurement organizational structure of Cummins by reviewing the company's official website, including the leadership section, press releases, investor relations, and official reports. From this search, the team gathered some info regarding the company's highest leader of procurement as well as its strategy control which revealed that all spends regarding procurement organization are controlled by the Cummins' Global Diversity Procurement Team. However, there was no information regarding the actual process of controlling that spend nor the person who makes policy decisions.
Next, the team looked for research, surveys, and case studies carried out on the company. The team hoped to obtain hoping relevant insights or facts regarding the duties of the higher or other officials related to the sourcing or purchasing of goods/services as it directly relates to procurement, to make conclusions about the most probable person who makes policy decisions and the actual spend control process. The team searched through research databases such as ResearchGate, Research Guides, and Pew Research Center. However, none of the sources contained any relevant information, most likely due because no previous researches or case studies seem to have been conducted on this topic.
Your research team attempted to look for statistics regarding the purchasing segment of the company with hopes of finding data regarding the spend control process of purchasing goods/services such as "who reported the spend, and to whom," etc., to triangulate the actual spend control process by integrating all achieved statistics/facts. The team also hoped to obtain statements/commentaries made by any company official regarding the Cummins' procurement policy decision. The team searched through news journals and magazine articles such as Science, Business Wire, PR Newswire, etc. Also, the team combed through private company datasets such as Statista, Crunchbase, Craft.co, ZoomInfo, Investopedia, and media outlets like Forbes. Majority of the databases didn't focus on the purchasing sector at all, the statistics obtained were mostly related to the company's net sales or funding, which were not pertinent to the request, nor helpful for any triangulation.
At this point, your research team realized that the info regarding how Cummins' procurement spend is controlled, and the policy decision maker was not available anywhere on the company's official website, reports, press releases, investor relations, and news journals, etc., most likely because the company did not disclose it. As a last resort, the team searched through the website segment of the company's Global Diversity Procurement Team because they control the company's procurement-related spend, and the team hopes to get relevant info regarding their duties and working process, which could be used to answer the question. The team also looked through various reports, press resources, and the company's global websites in different regions of the world, to obtain any statement/comment or other info relating to the overall policy decision maker at Cummins. Your research team was looking to make assumptions like "as X makes all the policy decisions of Cummins, it is assumed to be making policy decisions regarding the procurement segment of the company as well." Unfortunately, none of the datasets yielded any relevant info regarding the actual process of spend control or the policy decision maker. As for policy decisions, the only statement that occurred frequently was about the company's concern over its policies. The name or position of the person who makes/made was not provided.