Big changes are starting to happen in procurement. In days past procurement functions were mainly measured by the savings they achieved. Nowadays, procurement is becoming more strategic, more collaborative, and more technology-dependent than ever before. The function is changing, fast. Procurement must accelerate its transformation from a back-office function to a collaborative, forward-thinking organization that is capable of leading change and enabling innovation within the supply chain.
Organized by GlobalSCM, the 2016 PSS summit will be our largest event yet: 200+ of the most senior procurement leaders in organizations from 30+ countries around the world took part, with the combine annual turnover of those organizations representing US$ 3+ trillion.
As always, the summit agenda covers thestate of play in key procurement issues such as business engagement, talent, and market dynamics. We know what the past looks like, what the immediate future is, but we will be looking for 'what's next for procurement' and finding out what those game-changers are that will differentiate is what matters. In addition, we hope you'll enjoy this year's focus on the potential that emerging digitals solutions could bring to the procurement value proposition.