As we stand at the cusp of a new decade, the procurement industry is rapidly evolving with a vast array of technological solutions aimed at streamlining processes within organizations. The abundance of tools and services available to Chief Procurement Officers may seem overwhelming, but the procurement field is actively embracing innovation and change. Those who fail to adapt risk being left behind in this transformative era.
To better understand and navigate these developments, ProcureAbility is delighted to present its ‘Bold Procurement Predictions for 2030’ Insights series, providing insight into the new practices that are likely to become prevalent by 2030.
ProcureAbility’s approach to developing its predictions took some effort and coordination. ProcureAbility assembled a team of experts to work on the problem, develop hypotheses, and offer thoughtful insights on emerging trends. They examined where the field is and where it is going in the near term and in the next decade. ProcureAbility tested each hypothesis using qualitative and quantitative methods. They accepted input from an array of respected professionals in the procurement space.
Ideating new procurement practices
During the formation of the ‘Bold Procurement Predictions for 2030 insights Series,’ ProcureAbility focused on procurement teams’ maturity levels for accepting new practices and emerging trends. It quickly became clear that procurement organizations’ greatly vary regarding the new processes and technologies adopted. Some are still mired in their core practices, while a small group of innovators are ideating new ways to leverage supply chain technology. As a result, the focus of ProcureAbility’s effort was at the very top of the pyramid below: ideation.
In upcoming editions, ProcureAbility will explore five emerging trends that procurement organizations should anticipate will transition from the top of that pyramid to the bottom by 2030. These concepts, which may currently seem futuristic, will eventually become a standard accepted practice within the procurement field by 2030.
ProcureAbility will explore these exciting new trends and more in upcoming issues. We hope you will gain valuable insights into what your professional future might hold and how you can prepare for it today.
Next in the Bold Procurement Predictions for 2030 Insights Series: Advanced Crowdsourcing