After Two Series on the Future of Procurement – What Have We Learned III

In our first post we noted that, after two series, fifty (50) posts, and almost seventy five (75) pages on the “future” of Procurement, we learned that while the majority of trends being positioned as “future” trends weren’t future trends at all, they were trends that your organization will encounter as it matures and grows […]

After Two Series on the Future of Procurement – What Have We Learned II

In our first post we noted that, after two series, fifty (50) posts, and almost seventy five (75) pages on the “future” of Procurement, we learned that while the majority of trends being positioned as “future” trends weren’t future trends at all, they were trends that your organization will encounter as it matures and grows […]

After Two Series on the Future of Procurement – What Have We Learned I

After two series, fifty (50) posts, AND almost seventy-five (75) pages on the “future” of Procurement, what have we learned? Besides the fact that most futurists are backwards-looking attention-seeking historians who will happily sell you snake oil past its expiration date, we’ve learned that they are able to sell this snake oil because they are […]

So Why Shouldn’t We Talk About the Future of Procurement?

In yesterday’s post, we talked about the fact that conference season is around the corner and, with it, plenty of talks on the Future of Procurement, Procurement in 2015, and Procurement 2025 — What it Will Take to Get There. We noted that the doctor is beginning to really despise this because it’s repetitive, unnecessarily […]

John Mavriyannakis on the Future of Procurement: Part II

In Part I, we described the 4 major trends affecting Procurement today that were identified by Deloitte in its research and consulting initiatives (and which have been addressed in publications that include Supply Chain Strategy, Winning With Your Supply Chain, and Charting the Course: Why Procurement Must Transform Itself by 2020) that were summarized nicely […]