Centre-Led Action Network [CLAN] is a model for organising procurement. The CLAN concept assumes a decentralised model, with procurement staff operating within the various business units of an organisation. The main reporting line for each of these staff members is to the team leader of the local business, with a dotted reporting line to a small procurement ‘centre’, usually located in the corporate Head Office. The central team sets standards, policy and direction, and coordinates activities in order to minimise duplication of effort, and maximise synergy between the business units. See also Structure, Federal.

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