Over the past 4 months I have developed a research project to unpack supplier innovation. With no previous experience in the world of procurement, I decided to reach out to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced procurement professionals as part of my research.
The aim of these conversations was to discuss the findings of my research and learn more about different areas related to supplier innovation: IP management, discovery of suppliers, customer of choice, trust, customer financial assistance, etc.
The combination of research and insights from experts turned out to be the best recipe to learn about the past, present and future of procurement. I was able to validate my own ideas, and discover new ones to explore.
So, what have I learned?
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