GEP Releases Procurement Outlook 2017: An Indispensable Resource for Decision Makers in Uncertain Times


  • Report presents key “supertrends” and their implications for procurement professionals, teams and leadership
  • Includes overviews of nine key sourcing and purchasing categories


CLARK, N.J., February 8, 2017 – GEP, a leading global provider of procurement and supply chain consulting, managed services and software to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, has released its annual report on business and economic trends and how they impact sourcing and procurement organizations: GEP Procurement Outlook 2017 — Global Supertrends and Their Implications.

With uncertainty rising, business and procurement leaders in every sector are facing a new crop of potential challenges. This report — the latest in a popular series issued annually by GEP — provides guidance and insight by examining high-impact global trends, including geopolitical instability, global trade and economic fluxes, and the continuing impact of digital technologies and automation.

Also, the report includes in-depth analysis of nine specific sourcing categories.

The GEP Procurement Outlook 2017 report is available to sourcing, purchasing and procurement professionals on a complimentary basis.

To download the report, visit or visit GEP’s Knowledge Bank, where you’ll find a wide range of procurement-focused resources, including white papers, case studies and blogs.

About GEP

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our clients’ success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. We deliver practical, effective procurement services and procurement technology that enable procurement leaders to maximize their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. 

Honored as Best Supplier at the EPIC Procurement Excellence Awards, GEP regularly wins accolades as both a provider of a broad range of procurement services and innovative procurement technology. Among its recent distinctions, GEP has been named Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group's PEAK Matrix of Procurement Services Providers, Leader in NelsonHall’s NEAT Matrix of Global Procurement BPO Service Providers, Winner in the HfS Blueprint Report on Procurement Outsourcing Providers, and Leader in the ALM Vanguard Report on Procurement Consulting, as well as one of Spend Matters’ 50 Companies to Know and the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.

Clark, New Jersey-based GEP has 12 offices and operations centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

To learn more about our comprehensive range of consulting and outsourcing services, please visit For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native sourcing and procurement software platform, please visit


Al Girardi
Global VP, Marketing & Analyst Relations
GEP Worldwide
Phone: 732-382-6565