PwC has announced the results of its Global Digital Procurement Survey.
More than 800 companies from 64 countries participated in the research.
Purchasing departments set an average of 72 percent digitalization target for 2025 in the research that included professionals from Turkey in this field. However, the effects of Kovid-19 caused the perception of the actual digitization rate of purchasing processes to decrease by 6 percent to remain at 41 percent.
26 percent of the respondents are very large-scale companies with an income of more than 10 billion euros and more than 5 thousand employees, 29 percent are large-scale companies (1.5-10 billion euros), 30 percent are medium-sized companies. scale (50 million-1.5 billion euros) and 15 percent small-scale companies (less than 50 million euros).
PwC Turkey Partner and Supply Chain Services Leader Dr. İsmail Karakış stated that the emergence of new risks such as breaks in supply chains, new working methods such as remote or hybrid, increasing prices for many commodities, and the crisis environment in some critical input materials have changed the digital transformation perception of purchasing units.
Karakış made the following assessments:
“Digital roadmaps of companies worldwide include examples of innovative and sustainable practices that primarily follow CO2 emissions. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in the coming years It is expected to gain importance in Turkey as well. At this point, purchasing units will play an important role in achieving the sustainability goals of companies. As PwC Turkey, it has come to the fore since the pandemic period and will be shaped by the changing balances, in the field of procurement and supply management, including digitalization, from strategy to implementation. We will continue to develop the best solutions at every stage.”