Decentralisation is the process of dispersing decision-making abilities closer to the point at which decisions have their consequence.  The more decentralised a system is, the more it relies on lateral relationships and the less it can rely on central direction. See also Centralisation and CLAN.

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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.