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Vodafone: Supply Chain Management Achieves Value With E-Sourcing

Published: 05 August 2008

ID: G00181785

Analyst(s): Mickey North Rizza, Jane Barrett


Vodafone has achieved significant benefits from implementing global e-sourcing: The company's spend for reverse auctions is at least 30 times the average per organization, and its annual average for e-sourcing events is 800 per year, compared to an average of less than 100 for most organizations. Through this initiative, Vodafone has generated notable value in all of its category areas, but what steps did the company take to achieve such success?

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