AI in Procurement

Written by Sammeli Sammalkorpi and Johan-Peter Teppala to cut through the hype and give you an executive view of the real opportunity artificial intelligence gives to procurement.

In this book you are not going to read about futuristic robots. Instead, you will see real-time examples of how AI is transforming procurement today and tomorrow.



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“For me AI will work as a smart/fast navigator for a car racer driver. AI opens the way to make very fast and accurate strategic decisions on the base of billions of pieces of information. This book explains well how you can benefit from AI as the navigator for your procurement function.”

Giacinto Bruno, Head of Global Process and Systems, Schindler

“AI in Procurement works as a foolproof foundation for anyone looking to develop their procurement function. A must read for any professional in the field willing to stay ahead of the game!”

Karim Ouali, VP Procurement Processes and Systems, Deutsche Telekom

“The recent developments in AI will have a dramatic impact on all aspects of a business – including procurement. This book hits the subject like a nail on the head and shows the way for the future of procurement.”

Lari Hämäläinen, Senior Partner, McKinsey Digital & Advanced Analytics

About the Authors

Sammeli Sammalkorpi and Johan-Peter (JP) Teppala have over 30 years of combined experience in procurement leadership. They set about writing this book out of frustration that there is too much hype surrounding the topic of artificial intelligence in procurement.

At Sievo, Sammeli and JP were some of the pioneers of implementing AI in procurement analytics and regularly share their thoughts in procurement communities and events. For media opportunities, please contact

Who is this book for?

This book is meant for youthe open-minded professional who is interested in AI, in procurement, and the interesting things that can happen when you combine the two. It was also written:

  • For you, the procurement professional who wants to champion and implement AI into your company’s operations

  • For you, the student studying logistics or supply chain management who wants to learn about how the field is transforming

  • For you, who worries that everyone else appears to be benefiting from AI except your team

  • For you, someone who is just curious about anything that can potentially help your business thrive

This is for you, the procurement superhero tirelessly driving change, seeking value and unlocking innovation.

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Don’t worry, the authors don’t expect you to have prior knowledge about AI and are not going to get too technical about algorithms or how to code them. The book provides you with a broad view of the subject and answers some of your burning questions such as:

  • What is AI and what are its applications in procurement?
  • How do I get started on my AI journey?
  • What are AI’s key strengths?
  • Will AI steal my procurement job?
  • What are the risks associated with AI in procurement?
  • How come the world’s smartest machines can’t tell the difference between an apple and an owl?

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