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Schneider Electric Systematically Improves Sourcing Flexibility

Published: 06 March 2014

ID: G00262108

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Cole, Linda Cohen, Andy Rowsell-Jones , Claudio Da Rold


To accommodate digitalization-based business context changes, senior VP of IT Regions Frédéric Chanfrau changed sourcing strategy to focus on speed and agility, and made innovation part of his contracts. To ensure end-to-end service delivery, he created a multisourcing integration management layer.

Table Of Contents


  • Rethinking Sourcing to Support the Business Faster
    • A Hybrid Model Based on Acquisitions and Geography
    • Digitalization Drives the Need for a New Model
  • A Three-Layered Sourcing Model to Increase Speed and Meet New Demands
    • An Internal and External Focus to Increase Reaction Speed
    • Contracting for Innovation and Flexibility
  • Governance Keeps the Sourcing Model Aligned With the Business
    • Contracting for Flexibility
    • Managing Multisourcing Integration

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