Implementing Strategic Sourcing

Implementing Strategic Sourcing

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This informative, comprehensive, yet practical guide provides readers with a complete tool-kit of how to approach global sourcing successfully. Based on real world experiences on implementing and sustaining global sourcing the book provides readers with key guidance on: Foundations of Strategic Sourcing Management, risk, governance and legal considerations Organizational change, innovation and relationship management Transition planning and the end-game Successful principles for new business development from a service provider perspective Future trends, summary and lessons learned Ultimately this guide will take readers from a€˜principlesa€™ to a€˜how toa€™sa€™ including: How to develop, implement, manage and govern an effective global sourcing strategy and plan How to put in place policies and processes that can be monitored to provide a balanced approach to sourcing How to build a strategic top-down framework coupled with an operational roadmap How to incorporate bottom-up implementation principles and practices that work How to ensure a coordinated, cost-effective and value-delivery plan and operating environment for strategic and tactical sourcing. In addition, it addresses the following areas in a comprehensive, yet easy to use and practical manner: Integrates strategic and operational concepts and practices Covers both clients and providers Supports the practice of global sourcing by leveraging and integrating professional rigor for best practices Provides practical knowledge, techniques, checklists and methodologies that can be used in any environment globally Includes many examples of current and emerging best practices Is broad and comprehensive, yet drills down to specific a€˜how toa€™ details in all chapters Provides a global view of sourcing It comes highly recommended.A key challenge is whether a provider is adding value beyond low-cost global processing services. ... if you try to evolve the Corolla into another Lexus, you will accomplish nothing but losing most of your customers to Honda or Subaru.

Title:Implementing Strategic Sourcing
Author:Gad J Selig, Richard LeFave, Christine V Bullen
Publisher:Van Haren - 2010-07-07


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