Gartner Research

The Benefits and Drawbacks to Group Purchasing Organizations and Collaborative Sourcing

Published: 22 April 2010

ID: G00176033

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson , Stewart Buchanan


Collaborative sourcing works well in a range of circumstances. New interest in GPOs and other approaches to collaborative sourcing has risen as organizations seek creative, new ways to lower prices and reduce the cost of acquisitions.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Context
  • Analysis
    • Types of Collaborative Sourcing Groups
    • Collaborative Sourcing Programs Deliver Value in Four Ways
    • Limitations to Collaborative Sourcing
    • The Elements of a Successful Collaborative Sourcing Program
  • Key Facts

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