Global risk hasn't made the headlines in recent months the way that it dominated last year's agenda, yet the signals coming from China and the lull in the commodity markets look like they could be big warning signs for the coming months.
Say what you will about the direction of the global economy, the commodity markets have remained sharply in focus this year and put pressure on margins, even if the pattern of dangerously high prices has been less endemic than it was at points last year.
Last year I wrote about the tremendous opportunity procurement has to become a more strategic asset by collaborating more closely with finance. This has been a common theme in discussions with many CPOs regarding the future of procurement.
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