In each of our last four reports on the state of the procurement and spend management job markets we’ve commented on the skills shortages that exist within the profession.  

Many others have conducted research or written their own thoughts on how the procurement profession is adapting to change.  There are links to several interesting articles below.

We believe the issue is becoming increasingly acute as the power and capability of the various procurement technology solutions available increases apace.  That topic is particularly well covered in this research – The CPO Survey 2017

Here are some further opinions worth considering:

Predicting the Future with Procurement – Conclusion of the CPO Survey 2017

The Future Of Procurement Is Connected

Breadth, Depth, and Reach: Preparing Your Procurement for the Digital Age

The Rise of AI in Procurement: Separating Hype from Reality

Is Procurement Equipped To Deal With This Economic Uncertainty

Thoughts on Ariba Live, June 2017

Where Are The Skills That Will Support Procurements Evolution

Some Questions About The Impact Of Technology On The Future Of Procurement Skills And Careers.

The Impact Of Brexit & Trump On Procurement

We welcome your comments on the subject below and hope we can develop an interesting debate.  Also please feel free to post links to any other relevant articles