Then you need to download Sourcing Innovation’s latest white-paper on Top Ten Trends for Supply Management Value Generation in 2015 (registration required).
If you’re like the doctor, then you’re tired of reading about the same old “trends” year after year that were tired old trends twenty years ago. Not only does it show a lack of insight on the part of the trend promoter, but it shows a lack of forward thinking on the part of the receiver to keep on listening.
Sourcing Innovation and the doctor are so tired of these futurists who are stuck in the past, and the fact that they have everyone convinced they should be asking for trend updates on a semi-annual basis, that in September, SI published a series on The Future of Procurement that specifically focussed on we shouldn’t be talking about the future of Procurement after all. First of all, as clearly illustrated in the series, thirty of the thirty-three trends that are commonly being promoted as future trends are not future trends at all. Secondly, some of these trends are so old, they weren’t even future trends of your forefathers. Thirdly, and most importantly, trends which are entirely in the future don’t help you when you’re still struggling to prepare for next year.
The trends you need to know about are the trends that are at the leading edge that are relevant to your business now, not ten years ago, and not ten years ahead in one possible future. So, for those of you who want to cut to the chase and get a bead on the real trends that will help you today and tomorrow, and not a tangent into the obvious or an excursion into the dark ages, download Sourcing Innovation’s latest white-paper on Top Ten Trends for Supply Management Value Generation in 2015 (registration required), sponsored by BravoSolution.