Robert B. Handfield
Robert B. Handfield
Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative ( He also serves on the Faculty for Operations Research Curriculum at NC State University. Handfield has over 120 peer reviewed journals and is regularly quoted in global news media such as the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and CNBC.
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A must-read book for practitioners that:

  • Allows you to discover how you can venture onto your procurement journey with AI.
  • Highlights how AI will drive procurement transformation in your organization.
  • Throws light on a few use cases to help you understand more about the potential of AI.
  • Impeccably captures how organizations can establish a solid formulation for the emerging AI capabilities.
  • In due course, provides a glimpse of the future of procurement in the AI era.

The book will be an informative and fun read for Chief Procurement Officers and other C-Suite leaders managing billions of dollars of global spending and young professionals starting their careers as procurement analysts.

The book will acquaint you with

Chapter 1
Executive Summary
Chapter 2
The Era of Procurement: 2020-2025
Chapter 3
AI and Hyper-digitization
Chapter 4
AI in Procurement
Chapter 5
AI Readiness