Supply Chains in the Cloud: The Top Force Impacting Procurement Technology [PRO]

Earlier this year, one of the most thoughtful procurement practitioners we know, Fluor’s Mike Oswalt, asked if Pierre Mitchell and I could contribute to their Material Market Bulletin on cloud computing, procurement, and supply chain management. Knowing Mike, we couldn’t resist. But what we didn’t expect at the time was essentially an entire book chapter on the subject, now called Supply Chain in the Cloud. And it’s good. So good, in fact, that we’re going to feature the piece in three-part Spend Matters PRO series as a primer on what procurement organizations should know about putting mission critical application in the crowd. We’ll begin today with a practitioner’s view and summary, courtesy of Mike Oswalt.

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