Purchasing trends 2014
Like last year, Supply Value researched purchasing trends and priorities of purchasing departments. Purchasing trends are important for the further professionalisation of purchasing departments. This research offers organizations the opportunity to bring the (procurement) strategy in line with the trends of the coming year. Responding to expectations is necessary to stay ahead of the competition and to continue to buy efficiently.
The purchasing trends of 2014
The most important purchasing trends in 2014 are flexibility, contract management and cost savings. Purchasing professionals have also become more optimistic: 59% of buyers are optimistic to very optimistic about 2014. This is an increase of 15% compared to last year.
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