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Insight and analysis of the future intentions of procurement executives around key strategic issues.

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Would you like a better understanding of the future plans of your fellow procurement executives?

Procurement Intentions uses primary research and interviews to gain insight into how sourcing professionals are addressing key strategic issues, from Big Data investment plans to their responses to significant world events. It helps provide a benchmark and sounding board for CPOs ahead of key strategic decisions.

By posing a question*, members are able to reach out to the wider Procurement Leaders community and gain unique insight into the plans and approaches of their peers.

* The names and organisations of those who submit scenarios will not be published.

Lack of clearly defined career paths cited as key reason why procurement executives may seek to continue their career outside the function.
Buyers reveal career obstacles
Buyers reveal career obstacles
Despite predications of a growing trend of procurement using SRM as a tool to find value, many are still focused on squeezing cost savings to do so.
Debate rages over route to value
Many procurement chiefs have or are considering implementing formal SRM programmes into the lower tiers of the supply chain in order to tackle risk, according to latest poll.
SRM key to tackling risk in the lower reaches of the supply chain
61% of purchasing executives plan to invest in technology to realise the benefits of big data during 2014.
Procurement to invest in 'big data'
Arguments continue on whether businesses are bringing production back home or leaving it in low-cost markets.
Onshoring debate rages on
CPOs to focus 2014 training efforts on development of wider business acumen.
Internal business skills key to future success of procurement
2014 is set to see procurement chiefs across the industry continue to outsource more indirect spend as they look to drive efficiencies.
Outsourcing indirects gaining wider credibility
Procurement chiefs set to consolidate supply base, spend more time on risk management and continue to source from low-cost destinations during the year ahead.
Intentions 2015: Supplier numbers to be slashed
Procurement chiefs to focus on improving operational risk skills over the next 12 months.
 Operational risk skills focus for procurement chiefs
Despite formal innovation programmes existing for strategic suppliers, less exists for those at tier two and beyond.
Innovation going undiscovered
80% of procurement executives intend to change operating models over the next five years, despite recent changes.
Procurement chiefs continue to reform operating models
Supplier collapses, government regulations and the hunt for talent represent 2014’s predicted risk areas.
Risk high on the 2014 radar
The hiring and firing of staff within a procurement function can tell us many things, from how confident a business is feeling to the length of a short-term project.
Hiring rates suggest renewed confidence

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