Gartner Research

The Strategic Sourcing Pyramid--Climbing to the Top

Published: 11 December 2002

ID: G00187849

Analyst(s): Paula Rosenblum

Summary

For retailers selling private-label product, strategic sourcing is the single biggest opportunity for margin improvement. While much attention has been paid to bidding events and automated RFx's, these processes can only take a retailer so far. Savvy retailers will examine the entire strategic sourcing pyramid and identify products that are appropriately sourced at every level of the continuum.

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