How to prosper in a shifting world

David Noble, Group CEO, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
24 March 2016

Procurement has undergone huge changes over the past decade but needs to make further progress to remain relevant, says CIPS CEO David Noble

The advent of the financial crisis in 2008 was a significant catalyst for change in the way both public and private sector organisations do business.

The drive for competitiveness increased as organisations sought new ways to survive the challenges of failing economies. Understanding of the value of procurement and supply management strengthened during the global downturn, focusing on the bottom line and enhanced margins contributions, as well as a need to strengthen supply chain resilience strategies.

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