This case study details the implementation of strategic sourcing at a global company. Excellent resource for the CIO to understand the implementation details of strategic sourcing – operations, roles, systems, etc.
This e-Book presents the key components of an outsourcing strategy. CIOs can learn what, when, where, why, and how to outsource services that produce business value for the enterprise. (100 pages)
This research study explores best practices that make outsourcing deliver business value beyond cost savings. Excellent reference for the CIO to understand strategic implications of outsourcing and implement this discipline to create superior business value.
This case study highlights best practices for sustainable success of outsourcing relationships. Outsourcing can start off well but the effectiveness can deteriorate over time. These best practices help ensure success over the long term. Excellent Read!
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 guide takes a holistic view of supply chain management – from strategy to inventory and everything in between. A great resource for the CIO who wants to put procurement in perspective and get an understanding of strategic sourcing. (1,000+ Pages)
This presentation provides and in-depth and integrated introduction to strategic sourcing. The key is to understand sourcing not just in the context of purchasing but the entire supply chain and beyond. A MUST Read for the CIO. (500+ pages)
This in depth research report presents the results of a study to explore the direction of IT and business process outsourcing. Key industry participants and observers provided their opinion on what they see and what they foresee happening in the outsourcing world. Good Read!
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.