Well, Kodiak Community, I also believe that Procurement and Supply Chain Mgmt. pros can learn a lot from the principles of the platform economy.
They should not ignore it because it is transforming customer demands and supply markets. So, the context / environment where Procurement operates is changing because of these aspects. We are in the age of convenience and “concepts” like “zero length supply chain” & “batch size one” are becoming the new norm in many industries.
Also, Procurement should be inspired by the platform economy because of the possibilities it represents it terms of new operating model:
And, there are already some examples of it:
Obviously, we should all be looking at this trend with opened eyes…