The Evolution of Procurement: Where We’ve Been, And Where We’re Headed [Plus+]

I wonder whether we’re beginning to see a fundamental change in society and business that will affect the drivers for procurement as well, and perhaps lead us into another era for the function? Slower economic growth in the developed world; competition in the West from BRIC and other fast developing countries; growing issues around raw material and resource shortages, from water to raw minerals, food to oil; all these may lead to organisations and government changing their priorities somewhat.

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