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Sourcing Governance Tames Complexity and Ensures Successful Multisourcing

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00272695

Analyst(s): Linda Cohen


Without formally established governance that aligns the business, IT and sourcing strategies, multisourcing cannot be effective. Sourcing executives must formalize a governance framework that designs the authorities, rules and processes to make and manage effective sourcing decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Sourcing Governance Ties Strategy and Expectations to Results


  • Align Sourcing Governance With the Organization's Governance Style to Manage Political and Cultural Challenges
    • Sourcing Governance Comes First: It Is the Critical Success Factor for Sourcing Management
    • Three Fundamental Elements Establish Effective Sourcing Governance
    • Four Styles of Goverance
    • How to Use the Governance Styles Framework
    • Recommendations
  • Define Who Has the Authority to Make Sourcing Decisions, Assign Work and Establish Priorities
    • Recommendations
  • Implement Sourcing Rules or Policies to Align Business, IT and Sourcing Strategies
    • Recommendations
  • Develop Co-management Processes to Govern How Sourcing Decisions Are Made and Executed
    • Recommendations
  • Establish Five Key Criteria for Successful Sourcing Governance
    • Recommendations:

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