This research explored the key decision in sourcing: make, buy or make and buy. A structured make or buy decision analysis is presented identifying the factors affecting the decision with examples. Excellent Read! (300 pages)
This paper introduces a structured framework for the make or buy decision which is perhaps the foundation of strategic sourcing. Companies have choices when it comes to product design, engineering, and manufacturing – will two people faced with the same factors make the identical make or buy decision? Which decision under those circumstances be better for the company? Here is how you can tell.
This presentation provides an introduction to strategic sourcing, describes its benefits, and details the results from an implementation.
This paper defines purchasing and related terms – procurement, supply chain management, buying, vendor management, contract management, … A great place for the CIO to start if they are confused by the buzzwords being thrown around when it comes to strategic sourcing!
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.
This white paper examines current sourcing trends, discusses innovation in sourcing strategy, and analyzes the benefits and challenges of a multi-vendor sourcing model.
This quick guide provides an overview of the steps to develop a strategic sourcing strategy and plan and tips and tricks to get an effective plan in place.
The authors discuss aligning sourcing strategy with business objectives i.e. results driven strategic sourcing. The white paper introduces common outsourcing models that produce results – staff augmentation, managed services, project outsourcing, and out tasking.
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.
This paper compares the Peter Kraljic model of purchasing with the Michigan State University or Monczka Model of purchasing and reaches the conclusion that they are complementary and should be used together.