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Work Smarter – Disruptive Technologies Transform Procurement Skill Sets

  • On November 5, 2015



As traditional sourcing techniques become increasingly outdated, procurement professionals must acquire new competencies to truly enable differentiation for their clients.

Specifically, technology is disrupting the purchasing process and the measurement of procurement value. Cognitive tools and smart machines are automating many of the tasks traditionally performed by humans, and the “SMAC” technologies of social, mobility, analytics and big data and cloud are redefining the sourcing objectives, activities and skills required of sourcing and procurement professionals.

As a result, procurement executives face the challenge and opportunity to shift focus to contribute additional value in strategy, analysis and governance.

This Alsbridge white paper examines the impact of disruptive technologies on the procurement marketplace, focusing specifically on the skill sets procurement professionals will need to remain relevant in a rapidly changing business environment.

Read the full white paper here

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