It is imperative to stay abreast of developments in the industries we serve. As evidenced in our industry synopsis and previous Clearview surveys many industries are straining under immense pressure, with a variety of external factors converging to force change. Companies, their business models, and the products and services they provide must evolve to endure and remain competitive.
Our clients needs and requirements are changing, as are the suppliers and the products and services they provide. Category strategies must be long-term, but incredibly flexible as variables are subject to change and volatility. Furthermore, the procurement operation and infrastructure is subject to change – it must be efficient, scalable, and provide intelligent insight to seize opportunity and address risk. The labouring procurement models of old must be flexible, aligned to the business strategy, while delivering significant ROI. Emerging models include flexible/outsourced resource models, deep category expertise in new emerging spend areas, the ability to deploy new supply chains with layers of insight, with quick and easy to deploy hybrid digital solutions.