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Sourcing Smart-Machine-Enabled Services Drives Competitive Advantage and Future Patent Revenue

Published: 30 March 2015

ID: G00272722

Analyst(s): Frances Karamouzis


Sourcing executives should take a lead in enabling organizations to seize the major opportunities offered by smart-machine-enabled services. These services raise the prospect not just of immediate savings, efficiency and competitive advantage, but also of potential future revenue from patentable IP.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Strategic Imperative: "Smart Source" Your Future
  • Lead a Proactive, Well-Structured Sourcing Approach to Seize Short- and Long-Term Opportunities Using Smart-Machine-Enabled Services
  • Be Dynamic and Vigilant About Iteratively Updating a Catalog of Smart-Machine-Enabled Service Opportunities
  • Take a Strong Lead in Partnering With Multidisciplinary, Cross-Functional Teams

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