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Adaptive Sourcing Innovate Layer: Innovation Strategies Accelerate Business Growth

Published: 07 November 2014

ID: G00265994

Analyst(s): Frances Karamouzis, Ruby Jivan, Ed Anderson, Claudio Da Rold

Summary

IT sourcing executives must embrace innovation and partner with key stakeholders in driving innovation through sourcing initiatives. Digital disruption requires organizations to innovate. Adaptive sourcing is a model to drive business innovation using new technologies and external sources.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Embrace a Culture of Open Innovation
    • Open Innovation Includes Internal Innovation Initiatives
    • Open Innovation Through Traditional Outsourcing
    • Open Innovation Using Niche or Innovation-Focused Vendors
    • Open Innovation Through Crowdsourcing
  • Operate in a Bimodal Model
    • Leadership Is Required to Drive and Operationalize Innovation
  • Institutionalize the Adaptive Sourcing Model
    • Engage Supplier and Distributor Channels
    • Apply Standard Operating Best Practices Through All Layers of the Adaptive Sourcing Model

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