One of the events I took part in last month was the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) conference. In addition to chairing a panel debate, I attended the morning sessions to hear the keynote speakers.
As part of a wider talk, one plenary presenter put forward his vision of the ‘future of procurement’. He gave three options: 1. Procurement has increasing success, takes on more categories and gets more work. 2. Procurement professionals take on a more advisory, consultancy-type role within their organisation. 3. Procurement survives as a business capability, but not as a function. (more…)