Across various industries, Procurement departments find themselves in an interesting transitional period. Supply Management veterans are retiring in droves, and an eager new crop of professionals is entering the workforce to take their place.

Unfortunately, many organizations aren't providing for an efficient passing of the torch. They're letting valuable supply chain knowledge walk out the door and failing to effectively prepare new hires for success. Chalk it up to stereotypes about millennial professionals or a simple lack of preparedness. Either way, most organizations could afford to better promote communication and collaboration within their Procurement teams.

Millennials promise to make up over half of America's workforce by 2020. Their success will depend upon their ability to work alongside the other half. Here are some of Source One's tips for developing a more communicative Procurement function. 

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