Senior Partner, Roland Berger

Michael Pleuger

Michael Pleuger is a Senior Partner in Roland Berger’s Operations practice and an internationally experienced engagement management professional with a strong focus on procurement and supply chain management. Michael has more than 20 years of experience in industry line management and management consulting roles, with a track record of delivering large scale and mission critical business transformation programs and sustainable results. Michael is equally comfortable with strategic and operational matters and he has helped world class organizations transform their procurement and supply chain functions into a competitive differentiator in an increasingly complex business environment. Most recently Michael has focused on digital transformation and has driven highly relevant innovation for the procurement function. He is a frequent key note speaker and panelist in the area of digital transformation, innovation and alliance management.

Michael holds an MBA degree from the Open University Business School, UK.

The Keynote

Digital Procurement – from Hype to Value

Roland Berger’s Procurement Endgame describes how digitalization and AI are turning procurement head over heals

  • digital solutions and tools, together with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will further automate and ultimately eliminate operational and tactical procurement
  • AI will enable the future of procurement as the primary provider of business insight and business foresight

Procurement is the function with the most interfaces in the organization, both internally and externally.

  • This position as the “spider in the web” determines the future role of procurement as the company’s primary provider of business insight and business foresight.
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 Devices are sending an avalanche of data into this sweet spot. – truly overwhelming for procurement professionals

AI is helping to finding, prioritizing, Pre-digesting date and turning this data into meaningful information….


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