Guy Strafford, is Executive Vice President at Proxima, The Procurement Specialist Consultancy based in Chicago. Helping clients and industry leaders contextualize procurement in their organization, he works with some of the best companies in the world in US and Europe. Guy focuses on the future of procurement, sustainability, and how companies can better mobilize suppliers. Before training as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, he studied at Oxford University. He is a regular speaker at procurement and management conferences, and a commentator in media.
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Procurement has been an essential partner to businesses throughout the pandemic. While there are many factors that have led to its prominence, not all of them will have a long-term impact. In 2022, the tradtional function of procurement and the roles it performs will change drastically.
We can’t predict the future, but we can keep in mind the challenges and opportunities for 2022 and beyond. Procurement does not operate in a business vacuum and an important...