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Deloitte’s 10th Annual Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2021: CPOs Harness Agility to Deliver and Protect Value Despite Uncertainty in the Wake of COVID-19

Key takeaways

  • The chief procurement officer (CPO) is playing an increasingly complex, integrated and strategic role in the C-suite in light of the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding supply chain disruptions.
  • CPOs identified “driving operational efficiency” as their top priority for the first time in the survey’s 10-year history, narrowly unseating “reducing costs” as the front runner.
  • Procurement “agility masters” outperform their peers on all the major performance metrics. These high performers are capitalizing on new technologies and flexible operating models to adapt to the turbulent marketplace and thrive in the next normal.

 

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07 May 2012
The Global Sourcing of Innovation - Offshoring Research Network International Conference
 

The global sourcing of knowledge creation and innovation (e.g. advanced knowledge and analytical services, R&D support functions, product design and development and R&D) has been growing exponentially across almost every industry. This phenomenon has emerged as a strategic driver for companies and increasingly is attracting academic research by management, and international business scholars.

 
Federico Caniato
MIP - Politecnico di Milano
 
10 Nov 2011
Sales and Operations Planning. A strategic process needed by every function...even finance
 
Sales and Operations Planning is an important process that can really make a large difference on how a company performs. But what is Sales and Operations Planning? Often it is defined as a cross-functional planning process that reconciles conflicting business plans, links strategic planning and operational planning, and aligns company resources to deliver ...
 
Daniel Paterson
TXT e-solutions
 
24 May 2011
Sales and Operations Planning - An ongoing journey to optimised business performance
 
Since its outset over 20 years ago, Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) has become a widely recognised process for driving business performance and has never been more important than it is today. Recent study supports this by finding that the top objective for organisations in using SOP ...
 
Daniel Paterson
TXT e-solutions
 
24 Mar 2011
Driving business performance through Supply Chain Intelligence
 
For many years now companies have implemented business intelligence (BI) tools and for some BI has delivered powerful results, however too often the focus has been on marketing, sales, customer and financial analysis, and less on operations and supply chain (SC) activities. However, ...
 
Ilaria Vincenzi
TXT e-solutions
 
16 Mar 2011
How to keep your promises to customers while keeping inventory levels low?
 
Let's start with a few questions:
- If one of your customers were to call you today and request information about an order they had placed with your company, could you tell them the status of their order immediately and reliably predict when it will be delivered? ...
 
Jos Braam
Quintiq
 


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Production growth accelerates amid stronger client demand, but supply chain disruption remains marked
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