Gartner Research

Nine Steps to Better Vendor Management

Published: 19 September 2013

ID: G00251644

Analyst(s): Guriq Sedha


Resource constraints often hamper IT vendor managers' efforts to derive favorable outcomes from their companies' strategic relationships with suppliers. By following these nine steps, they will draw on their organizations' extended resources to codevelop initiatives that improve vendor engagement.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Increase Awareness of the Necessity for Collaborative Dynamics in Vendor Relationships
  • Develop an Engagement and Collaboration Strategy to Harness Extended Resources in Your Organization
  • Implement in Phases and Review on a Regular Basis to Ensure Relevance and Focus

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