strategic sourcing best practices

Category Sourcing Strategy Guide

This step by step guide to category management helps strategic sourcing professionals develop category sourcing strategies. It provides a category sourcing strategy template and details the steps required to complete it.

Commodity Sourcing Strategies

This article discusses the processes, best practices, lessons learned and results from the procurement transformation shaping both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. The author applies these learning to develop strategic sourcing strategies and implement commodity strategies as an application of strategic sourcing.

Strategic Sourcing Strategy

This paper provides a risk driven approach strategic sourcing strategy – first assess risks associated with outsourcing, then use these risks to screen candidates for outsourcing and make the key decisions on in-sourcing versus outsourcing.

Strategic Sourcing Template

This white paper introduces strategic sourcing, relates strategic sourcing with IT policy, positions strategic sourcing within the sourcing life cycle, and provides a template for strategic sourcing. This template provides a structure, identifies components that are relevant, creates a checklist, and establishes a common language and criteria for each commodity/service being sourced by the organization.

Strategic Sourcing Visions 2013

This compendium of thought leadership articles, practitioner interviews, and market research highlights strategic sourcing trends in Europe and can be valuable for leaders engaged in implementing information technology, business process improvement and other sourcing activities.

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