Study 2020 | Digitization in purchasing (Study only available in German) 

On the one hand, the study focuses on the status of digitization in various areas of purchasing. On the other hand, it examines what future effects of digitization and networking are expected in the wake of Industry 4.0 on operational / administrative purchasing processes, strategic purchasing processes and cooperation with suppliers.

Ronald Bogaschewsky

Prof. Dr. rer. pol.
Universität Würzburg
Lehrstuhl für Industriebetriebslehre

Holger Müller

Prof. Dr. rer. pol.
HTWK Leipzig
Professur Supply Chain Management
In this study, a total of 303 companies were asked about their state of digitization in purchasing in the following points:
  • Tenders
  • Final Negotiation
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Quality and collaboration management
  • Measurement of savings / cost avoidance

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