Why does the rate of e-procurement initiative failures continue to be high?

Posted on June 10, 2022


Back in July 2007, I wrote a post regarding a Kearney,  CAPS Research, and Institute for Supply Management research paper titled Dangerous Supply Chain Myths – Enabling Technology. In that post, I talked about the reason for the high rate of initiative failures – https://procureinsights.com/2007/07/04/dangerous-supply-chain-myths-part-7/

Fast forward to the 2019 Deloitte CPO Global Survey, and I wrote the following: “What is the old saying about those who fail to learn from history? Are the dismal results of eProcurement initiatives in the ERP-era going to be repeated in the digital age?” – https://procureinsights.com/2019/12/11/deloitte-cpo-survey-digital-transformation-of-procurement-a-bust/

More than a decade after that first post, despite amazing technological breakthroughs, the rate of e-procurement initiative failures continued to be high. Why?

Over the past five decades, I have seen technologies evolve, but what hasn’t necessarily evolved is our collective view of the role of technology and our role in making it work.

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