In early 2017, The Hackett Group released new data about the cost and strategic impact of accessible supplier intelligence. In an effort to fully understand what this data meant to leading procurement organizations, tealbook hosted a series of executive roundtables; over 40 procurement thought leaders joined us in San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
The roundtables centered around the following questions – the answers to which are critical to procurement’s impact today and in the future:
- How can procurement build a different relationship with supplier intelligence?
- What steps can we take to enable the transition from standardization to innovation?
- How can we alter ‘traditional’ decision-making processes in order to better partner with suppliers?
- As self-service sourcing becomes more common, what changes does procurement need to make – starting now?