GEP Spend Category Outlook 2023

Your Toolbox to Smarter Spend Management in 2023

It’s not easy to predict 2023 as you build an effective spend management strategy. But there are signs and trends — some clear, some hidden — that’ll guide you in the right direction.

The GEP Spend Category Outlook 2023 helps you do just that, and more.

Our annual report analyzes 22 indirect and direct spend categories to inform procurement and supply chain leaders of the types of risks to expect and their levels of impact. It also offers recommendations on how they can continue delivering value for their categories amid ongoing uncertainties.

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Indirect Spend Categories

Direct Spend Categories

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GEP delivers transformative supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability and increase shareholder value.

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