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Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2019: Faced With Economic and Trade Threats, CPOs Pressured to Cut Costs


Key takeaways

  • The complex role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) now faces emerging economic and political risks in every direction they turn — and they feel pressured to cut costs along the way.
  • This year’s survey saw a spike in responses not previously top of mind: a potential economic downturn and the “trade war.” External risks are gaining the attention of CPOs, even more so than continually pressing internal risks, like digital transformation.
  • Thinking digitally, CPOs are focused on analytics, while AI and blockchain — technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution — are of little focus and are not being utilized at scale.


Why it matters to business leaders

Make no mistake: CPOs are facing a challenging global business landscape and reacting accordingly — yet many do not feel prepared to ta

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Six theories about how 3D printing will change logistics

3D printing has been used by certain industries for some time now, and more sectors are following suit. One thing is for certain: The market share of additive manufacturing will continue to grow. This white paper puts forward six theories about how the technology will affect society as a whole, and logistics in part  >>

Creating the Supply Chains for an ‘ACES’ world

We are on the cusp of a fundamental change in the way that we live our lives. The digital revolution is enabling us to rethink the way in which we approach economic growth in a more sustainable way. This is challenging many of our current paradigms. We are shifting from buying products to services. To share rather t ...

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Last update 5 Dec 2019
UK manufacturing contracts as political and economic uncertainty continues
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI ®  -  IHS Markit
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