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Procurement themes and trends to watch for in 2016

The fast changing technology landscape, evolving consumer wants and needs and constant push for greater supply chain transparency are just some of key trends which are underpinning innovation and developments across the Procurement discipline.

We thought it would be useful to round up some of the articles and insights from some of our favourite sources about the business of procurement and supply chain management. They caught our attention so we hope you find it a useful share and reading too.  

From fast-growing Procurement community Procurious we really liked their take on top procurement trends and predictions for 2016. They looked at “People, Risk and Technology” as key themes flagging cloud technology, e-procurement, the millennial consumer, cyber security and supply chain transparency as main agenda items being addressed by the procurement profession.


The underlying technology theme continued over at leading online magazine, Supply Chain Digital. Citing “technology” as a core strategic driver Supply Chain Digital - their content highlights smart technologies and with it Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) as a major force in the global supply chain management, particularly automotive.

The rise and rise of the Smart Factory and the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is also set as a mega trend for 2016 and beyond. What it means and how to respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the major theme at this year’s Davos gathering of business leaders, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders. So we will be keeping an eye on reports coming out of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting between 20-23 January 2016 Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

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