To say we live in interesting procurement times is an understatement. For Fortune 500 and middle market organizations alike, global sourcing, supply base localization, supply risk management and regional supplier management are increasingly taking greater chunks of time away from core savings, value, and quality initiatives. Yet fighting skirmishes and larger battles on all of these fronts don’t necessarily have to be more difficult if we’re better informed about the world around us. Some may call this “big data” awareness. What big data represents to procurement is important to understand conceptually, but the ability to locate, analyze and act on increasingly distributed data sets is even more important.
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