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CPO Compass 2022

An uncertain landscape and growing demands on procurement require the function to become a collaborative, nimble business partner that leverages new roles and capabilities to push the business forward

Category report: Glass packaging

Glass packaging prices are expected to rise caused by a lower availability of product due to the global shortage of shipping containers, and increasing demand from the food and beverage industry.

Category report: Engineering services

Market overview Need to know: Three key market trends Some 83% of category managers believe prices for engineering services will increase on a global level in 2022 (source: Procurement Leaders,...

Category report: Data centres

Market overview Need to know: Three key market trends The Asia-Pacific region is expected to become the largest data centre market by 2025, followed by North America and Europe, the Middle East and...

Category report: Temporary labour

US unemployment rates vary significantly between ethnic groups. In 2020, 11.7% of the Puerto Rican population in the US were unemployed, the highest unemployment rate of any ethnicity.

CPO Planning Guide 2022

Continuing disruption will require CPOs to collaborate closely with both internal and external partners, and harness the data at their fingertips to build a smarter, more nimble function

Category report: Desktop software

The use of cloud-based subscription software is increasing rapidly. Analysts expect the global public cloud services market to expand at a CAGR of 16.4% between 2020 and 2027 (source: Allied Market Research, 2020).

Category report: Legal services

Organisations are increasingly employing alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) for many of their routine legal needs as a means to reduce their legal costs.

Category report: Construction services

Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for the industry due to increasing urbanisation, rising investment in infrastructure, and affordable-housing projects.

Category report: Fourth-party and lead logistics

The global fourth-party logistics (4PL) market was estimated to be valued at $57.65bn in 2019 and is projected to reach $84.43bn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 5.5% between 2019 and 2026 (source: Globe Newswire, 2021).