We’ve read through some of the best analyst reports and surveys to bring you this procurement fact file containing some of the most interesting findings, statistics and quotes.

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Procurement

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of the firms are primarily motivated by decreased operational costs and increased efficiency to pursue digitalisation strategies.

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of the firms have adopted at least one of the Industry 4.0 technologies

Indirect Spend represents on average 22% of a company’s revenues.

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source: Accenture, High Performance Procurement

PROCUREMENT TRANSFORMATION FOCUS IN 2019

  • Modernize application platform(s) 54% 54%
  • Improve analytical capabilities 50% 50%
  • Reduce operating cost 39% 39%
  • Measure/manage performance and value 39% 39%
  • Accelerate adoption of software tools 36% 36%
  • Optimize resources placement 32% 32%
  • Align skills/talent with business needs 32% 32%
  • Invest in hiring/training/retaining top talent 27% 27%
  • Leverage category management 27% 27%
  • Improve procurement function agility 25% 25%
  • Improve customer-centricity 20% 20%
  • Leverage supplier relationship management (SRM) 20% 20%
  • Data and systems security 14% 14%

TOP 3 PRIORITIES FOR CPO’S

In Deloitte’s Global CPO Survey 2018 the top 3 priorities for CPO’s were found to be cost reduction, new product/market development and managing risk.

  • Cost Reduction 78% 78%
  • New Product/Market Development 58% 58%
  • Managing Risk 54% 54%
  • Consolidating spend 37% 37%
  • Reducing Total Lifecycle / Ownership costs 32% 32%
  • Increasing competition 31% 31%
  • Specification improvement 24% 24%
  • Increasing level of supplier collaboration 23% 23%
  • Business Partnering 22% 22%
  • Restructuring existing relationships 21% 21%
  • Restructuring the supply base 19% 19%
  • Reducing transactions costs 16% 16%
  • Reducing demand 13% 13%
  • Managing commodity price volatility 11% 11%
  • Outsourcing of non-core procurement activities 10% 10%

Technology areas with most impact on the business in the next two years

  • Analytics 54% 54%
  • Renewal of strategic procurement tools 43% 43%
  • Renewal of e-procurement tools 43% 43%
  • ERP platform renewal 33% 33%
  • Digital (mobile, social media, web) 26% 26%
  • Cloud computing 25% 25%
  • Robotics process automation 24% 24%
  • Cybersecurity/data privacy 18% 18%
  • Emerging technologies 14% 14%
How POs are sent

HOW MAJORITY OF POs ARE SENT TO SUPPLIERS

71% Email
13% Phone
13% Online
4% Paper

TOP BARRIERS TO E-PROCUREMENT AUTOMATION

34% Current Processes Work
16% No Executive Sponsorship
15.5% Lack of understanding of current solutions
15% Lack of budget
11% Do not expect ROI for automation
8%  Business process re-engineering too difficult

barriers to eProcurement
  • Cost control and supplier negotiations 21% 21%
  • Spend Visibility 19% 19%
  • Ease of requisition an approval process 14% 14%
  • Data accuracy 12% 12%
  • Integration of AP within procurement process 12% 12%
  • Off contract spend reduction 10% 10%
  • Contract compliance 8% 8%

Top opportunities for improvement in procurement process

B2B business is now dwarfing B2C with £7.7 trillion ecommerce sails versus only $2.3 trillion for B2C

Global e-commerce statistics, Shopify

Maverick Spend

MAVERICK SPEND THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE RELATING TO INDIRECT PROCUREMENT

71 per cent of our respondents regarded maverick spend by non-procurement professionals as the biggest challenge relating to indirect procurement.

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Said Maverick Spend the Biggest Challenge

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Think training employees could reduce maverick spend

Digitization of Procurement

AGREE AI WILL ENABLE US TO MINE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF DATA FASTER TO INFORM BUSINESS DECISIONS

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Supply chain transparency is poor, with 65% of procurement leaders having limited or no visibility beyond their tier 1 suppliers

Source: Deloitte, The Global Chief Procurement Survey 2018

Most valuable e-procurement supplier network services

  • Order management 21% 21%
  • Supplier self assessment portal 17% 17%
  • Contract management 13% 13%
  • Catalog management 12% 12%
  • Payment management 12% 12%
  • vendor file management 12% 12%
  • Supplier risk management 11% 11%
  • Supplier onboarding 11% 11%

33% of procurement leaders believe that their digital procurement strategy will enable them to deliver on their objectives and value

  • Digital strategy will deliver 33% 33%

5% [of respondents] in 2017 said that they were seeking to increase internal stakeholder satisfaction. Whereas in 2018 this has increased to 23%.

source: The Hackett Group, Procurement executive Insight 2018

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2017

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2018

The main risks reported by participants in the 2018 edition of The Hackett Group’s annual Key Issues Study

The Hackett Group’s annual Key Issues Study 2018

  • Cyber / information security 50% 50%
  • Access to critical talent 43% 43%
  • Intensified competition 49% 49%
  • Regulatory risk 29% 29%
  • Disruptive innovation 29% 29%
  • IP theft / industrial espionage 20% 20%
  • Percentage of process in scope for digital transformation 30% 30%
  • Percentage of staff involved in executing digital transformation 8% 8%
  • Percentage of procurement roles that will be impacted by digital transformation 27% 27%

30 percent of the procurement processes is in scope for digital transformation

8% of staff are involved in executing digital transformation initiatives

27% of procurement roles will be impacted by digital transformation in 2018-19

USE OF MAINSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES IN PROCUREMENT

  • Cloud-based applications / SaaS 45% 45%
  • Data Visualisation 22% 22%
  • Master Data Management 16% 16%
  • Advanced Analytics 20% 20%
  • Mobile Computing 20% 20%
  • Social Media 11% 11%

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