This month, NAPM and the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) is releasing its most comprehensive study examining purchasing and supply management. "The Future of Purchasing and Supply: A Five- and Ten-Year Forecast," is a joint research initiative of NAPM, CAPS, and A.T. Kearney. The study combines data from CEOs, purchasing and supply management professionals, and other sources to illustrate the ongoing and emerging trends that shape the profession. How will relationships with suppliers differ in the next five years? What role will electronic commerce play in purchasing and supply management 10 years from now? Researchers attempt to answer these questions, giving purchasing and supply professionals a glimpse into their future.
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