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 | Jan 2018

Ep 01 Inside Procurement: Five key trends on the CPO agenda for 2018

Inside Procurement is our forum for looking at the ideas, trends and developments that are influencing the functions and sectors that we work with the most. 

In this first podcast, Omer Abdullah focuses on key trends and challenges that are impacting procurement today. 

Omer identifies 5 trends that should be on the mind of any progressive CPO and talks about the facts underlying these shifts and why they’re important. But most importantly, presents a call to action so that this podcast can help you bring about a positive change in your business.

The 5 trends are 

  1. Supplier-Enabled Innovation 
  2. Digital procurement and advanced analytics
  3. Talent Gap
  4. Value Creation for the Business
  5. Embedding a “Value Culture” within your procurement team
  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led.  Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting and global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA), and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.