Not since World War II, has the procurement profession been so disrupted as with the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 revealed how globalization can both spread a virus and cripple supply chains. In response, procurement leaders are transforming themselves. By building new capabilities and ways of working —from data management to Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Still, procurement professionals will attest to the long-standing challenges around supply chain efficiency, information access and sharing and asset traceability.