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Four Essentials Department of Defense and Military Services Must Use to Improve Sourcing and Procurement

Published: 11 February 2014

ID: G00261648

Analyst(s): Richard Adams


Using the four essentials of supply management will help the U.S. Department of Defense's sustainment sourcing and procurement personnel to deliver improved performance and support strategic sourcing efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use the Three Core Supplier Segmentation Steps to Stratify Your Supply Base So You Can Focus Your Efforts on Strategic and Bottleneck Suppliers
  • Use the Results of Your Supplier Segmentation Efforts to Better Align Resources to Your Most Critical Supplier Relationships
  • Drive Improvement by Regularly Sharing Accurate Performance Information With Your Supplier
  • Add Supplier Visibility to Improve Your Risk Management Efforts; This Will Support DoD's Short-Term and Long-Term Supply Chain Resiliency and Agility
  • Summary

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