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The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2013

Procurement’s relevance as the economy returns to growth


The Deloitte CPO Global Survey report presents the findings from our 2013 survey, comprising of over 180 responses across 18 countries. The participants have a combined turnover of US$2.7 trillion across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, and cover all major industry groups.

The Survey continues to be a benchmark indicator of Procurement sentiment, tracking key  indictors such as CPOs perception of cost, supply market and price volatility. This year we have found CPOs were the most optimistic they have been since the Survey began in 2011. Uncertainty has also decreased, suggesting confidence is on the up. This represents perhaps a shift in priorities; new product development, geographic expansion and M&A have all increased, now almost equal with cost reduction which remains the number one focus of respondents.

James Gregson, Head of Sourcing & Procurement in the UK, introduces the latest Deloitte Global CPO Survey.

Our report explores:

  • View from the market: How CPOs are dealing with the current economic situation and what this effect this has on the market.
  • Business partnering: How are  CPOs expected to deliver business value  and how far are they meeting these expectations?
  • Risk: How are CPOs reacting to the risk within the global supply chain?
  • Talent and capabilities: Do CPOs have the right teams with the right capabilities to fulfil business needs?
  • The digital age: How are CPOs investing in technology and analytics to aid their supply chain functions?

Further information

Read the full report
Responses from more than 180 CPOs globally.
View the infographic
85% see new product or market development as a priority.


View from the market
What happens after the 'green shoots' of recovery.
Business Partnering
Partnering not process; creating the right agenda.
Risk accountability; more often, more expensive.
Tomorrow's talent; broader skills required.
The Digital Age
Technology remains a high priority for CPOs.

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