Most of below key contents will be shared and discussed at PSS2018. We look forward to your face-to-face participation and idea-exchanging!
This year’s survey provides new and groundbreaking insights on and challenges that are shaping the future of procurement, as well opinions/sentiments of that are shaping the function.
A primer on the forces of change that will reshape supply chains fromtoday to 2025 and recommendations for how companies can developtheir supply chains to be fit for the future.
Purchasing, specifically, is challenged to capitalize onthese transformations, which represent the opportunityto cross the next frontier of cost optimization and achievepreviously unheard-of cost savings. There moreover existgreater efficiencies to be gained in how the procurementfunction operates: Digitally enabled collaboration withinternal stakeholders and suppliers, automated/robotizedprocesses and activities, partnership with startups...
Some call it “digitalization,” some call it “smart manufacturing,” andothers call it “the next industrial revolution” or “Industry 4.0.” Whateverterm you use, a combination of new technologies — from big dataanalytics to 3D printing — is revolutionizing companies’ operationaland administrative processes and creating innovative digital productsand services.
Rapid advancements in digital technologies are remakingbusiness supply chains, and are poised to transform how theprocurement function delivers value. Low-cost computing anddata storage have enabled advancements in mobile technologyand the cloud, constant connectivity is the norm, and sensorsbring devices and machines to life in the Internet of Things.