Pub Debate Content

The Conspiracy Against Procurement by 2025 – Making the Pub Debate Argument

Yesterday, I introduced the argument that I had to support during a pub debate in London with my colleague Peter Smith. I volunteered to take the side of the argument that procurement is doomed – specifically with the subtext that the digital revolution and other factors will make procurement functions a thing of the past by 2025. I started my argument by framing the discussion around the notion that there are many elements conspiring against organized procurement that are driving employees and colleagues away from using procurement and even other organized aspects of the business.

Is Procurement Doomed? The Big Debate (From a British Pub)

Recently, my colleague Peter Smith and I collectively enjoyed the banter, good company and cheer of one of the Spend Matters UK/Europe Pub Debates. During the debate, I argued for the motion that procurement is doomed – specifically I cam up with a coherent argument that as of 2015, the digital revolution and other factors will make procurement functions a thing of the past by 2025. The premise is that procurement is going to go the way of the chief operating officer inside many companies – that is, away – is important to delve into, and some factors in the debate should scare procurement into action.